NASA Hubble Team –“Finds 1st Evidence for Cold Dark Matter Theory”

Cold Dark Matter Clump

 

Although the type of particle that makes up dark matter is still a mystery, a NASA team using the Hubble Space Telescope has made a very compelling observational test for the cold dark matter model that passes “with flying colors,” said Tommaso Treu of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a member of NASA’s team who used a new “cosmic magnifying glasses” technique that found that dark matter forms much smaller clumps (image above) than previously known, confirming one of the fundamental predictions of the widely accepted “cold dark matter” theory.

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“Fuzzy” —The Dark Matter Backbone of the Universe

Fuzzy Dark Matter

 

“The first galaxies in the early universe may illuminate what type of dark matter we have today,” says Mark Vogelsberger, associate professor of physics in MIT’s Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. “Either we see this filament pattern, and fuzzy dark matter is plausible, or we don’t, and we can rule that model out. We now have a blueprint for how to do this.”

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