Image of the Day: Is the Sun Capturing Dark Matter?

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Subir Sarkar and Oxford University colleague Mads Frandsen suggest unique way to find light dark matter: Look to the sun because lightweight dark matter particles wouldn’t vaporize each other when they meet, and the sun should collect the particles.

“The sun has been whizzing around the galaxy for 5 billion years, sweeping up all the dark matter as it goes,” Sarkar said.

Via wired.com

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