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    I'm just curious but does anyone know some interesting facts about dark matter (nothing too scientific)? I was told that it makes up a huge chunk of the universe and even has gravity. I was also told that dark matter is something totally different from matter here on earth. What in the world could it be?


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    I would think of it could be the opposite of normal matter, not that it would destroy normal matter. But it can be light absorbant instead of reflecting, and it could have a negative gravity field that holds normal matter away and retracts other dark matter.

    but what it is, maybe a core with negative and neutral, and positive (electrons) floating around it..

    something like that i guess.


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    This is a good starting point:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter
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    hmm, i didn't read anything about it, but i was kinda right by just thinkin logics.

    still, are dark matter planets possible?
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    Great article PPonte

    Dark matter and energy makes up 96% of the universe and we know nothing about it. What a freaky thought.

    Hmm....the article says that we cannot see dark matter and energy and that they do not react with ordinary matter. But it also says that dark matter alters the speed of orbit of planets like pluto. Isn't pluto made of ordinary matter (I mean we can see pluto right)? Is the article contradicting itself?

    And since dark matter does not react with ordinary matter and all we have to detect dark matter is through ordinary matter, I guess we will never know directly that dark matter atually exists.
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    not if space is filled with particles that are so small they just penetrate normal matter like a hot knife trough butter (without damaging). Dark matter might ionise these particles and those can change the path of planets.

    A little theory of my own... space filled with particles. But not matter..

    something 2 think about, :wink: it'll explain gravity and black holes. Even the way the water turns to when you flush.
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    Well here's what I think...

    This is not founded in any way, it's just my idea of what dark matter could be. If someone can prove I'm way off base, please explain (this is how I learn) =)

    I read the Wikipedia explanation of dark matter and have read about neutrinos (I found some in my back yard and I have them in a jar on my nightstand!). Seriously though, what about the idea of dark matter's gravity being a physical property of another dimension? It's kind of like the invisible man. We can't see him but we know he's sitting on the couch because we see the cushin give when he's sitting down.

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    i don't believe that antimatter is the opposite of matter (not in this idea) i believe dark matter is. it won't react with one another because it has no opposite energies. just it's poles.

    antimatter is an atomic dissolvant.. it simply dissolves matter. it'll explane why matter and antimatter make energy.. just because it dissolves the atoms. but it's not the opposite.

    Dark matter generates some kind of gravity but not fotons. it must produce antifotons and by my guess antigravity.

    negative core and positive electon. like the image we now have from antimatter..

    needs testing to ensure it's true.. but without proof this theory isn't true or false....

    feel all smart now to have found something that might be true :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by sTumped11
    I'm just curious but does anyone know some interesting facts about dark matter (nothing too scientific)? I was told that it makes up a huge chunk of the universe and even has gravity. I was also told that dark matter is something totally different from matter here on earth. What in the world could it be?
    Physicists have come to realize that there must be more to the universe than can be seen. Lacking a name for what must exist, they selected the name Dark Matter. The very name reflects the fact that it cannot be seen, but that its existence must be implied. They chose another such name called Dark Energy. The idea is that there must be far more in the universe that has been located so far, and that this extra must constitute some 96% of the universe. In other words, who knows what this is. Hence the name Dark. What could it be? A paradigm shift in understanding perhaps. This seems more likely to me than the numerous hyphotheses that are being made in an attempt to explain what must be there but cannot be detected.
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