“No One Can Find It” –None of the Universe’s Dark Matter Consists of Black Holes, or Any Similar Object

 

 

“We are back to the standard discussions. What is dark matter? Indeed, we are running out of good options,” said UroŇ° Seljak, a UC Berkeley professor of physics and astronomy and BCCP co-director. “This is a challenge for future generations.”

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“Primordial Mystery” –Infant Galaxies Harboring Supermassive Black Holes

 

In their quest to understand the universe, scientists are faced with some major unsolved puzzles. For example, stars move around galaxies as if there is five times more mass present than that observed. What makes comprises this dark matter? And another riddle: Galaxies harbor enormous black holes in their cores, weighing millions of solar masses. In young galaxies, collapsed stars did not have enough time to grow that big. How did these so-called supermassive black holes form?

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