“Awaiting Discovery” –Mind-Boggling ‘Moons’ of the Milky Way

Dark Energy Survey

 

Like Earth’s Moon, two new studies have revealed insights into the vast number of ‘satellite’ galaxies around the Milky Way, including evidence that large satellite galaxies can draw their own small satellites into orbit. Using the Dark Energy Survey, Scientists have also extracted data about the halos of dark matter that surround these galaxies, as well as a prediction that our home galaxy should host an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.

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The Maddening Search for Dark Matter Signals –“Where are They Hiding?”

Dark Matter Filaments

 

Dark matter pushes at the boundaries of the known fundamental laws of physics, encapsulated in the Standard Model of particle physics, and “The WIMP paradigm is very easy to build into the Standard Model, but we haven’t found it for a long time,” observed Jeff Dror, the lead author of the study who is a postdoctoral researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Theory Group and UC Berkeley’s Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics about a leading candidates for dark matter that have so far defied every type of detector designed to find it, such as the WIMP, or weakly interacting massive particle.

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“Mind of God?” –The Detection of ‘String-Theory’ Particles Would Change Physics Forever”

Perseus galaxy

 

“In string theory,” writes physicist Michu Kaku, “all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the “Mind of God” is cosmic music resonating in 11 dimensional hyperspace.”

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“The D-Star Hexaquark”–It’s Discovery Could Solve the Big Mystery of Dark Matter

Dark Matter Particles

 

Theories about the origin of dark matter in the universe –one of the biggest questions in science–vary from suggesting that it may be older than the Big Bang to particles the size of galaxies to highly-speculative dark-matter life, consistent with the known laws of the universe.

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“Newton’s Gravity?” — A Universe Without Dark Matter

Galaxy without Dark Matter

 

Scientists have yet to crack the enduring mystery of dark matter, but conjectures vary from suggesting that it may be older than the Big Bang to particles the size of galaxies to highly-speculative dark-matter life, consistent with the known laws of the universe. Now, researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Strasbourg have simulated the formation of galaxies in a universe without dark matter.

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The Galaxy Report –“Deadly Deep-Earth Blobs 100 Times Height of Everest to Death on Mars”

 

LaSilla Observatory Chile

 

“The Galaxy Report” provides paragraph-length summaries of headline news by leading science journalists about the amazing discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the Cosmos beyond. Our caffine-inspired curation team scours the world, doing your work for you –all in one place.

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