Astronomers map cosmic Dark Matter

Fermilab reports results of a recent effort to map the the visible distribution of Dark Matter. Cosmogony (universe origin) theories require non-interactive matter to exist in order for the “normal” matter to coalese into galaxy clusters. This new map confirms simulations based on the Friedmann–Lemaître–Robertson–Walker Standard Model of cosmology (popularly known as “Big Bang theory” – actually a specific solution to Einsteins general relativity field theory equations.

This new map adds considerable weight to models that will allow more extensive maps of dark matter to be made from terrestrial telescopes. Understanding the distribution and forms of dark matter will assistin figuring out just what it is composed of, and increase our knowledge of the origin of the universe.


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"If you read about something, you have learned about it. If you can teach something, you have mastered it. Designing a useful game about something however, requires developing a deep understanding of how it relates to other things."

Posted on January 10, 2012, in Cool Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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