Dark matter...they pull me in again
by Willy - 10/21/13 8:42 AM
After reading the Nov/2013 issue of Popular Science it got me thinking again on the topic. In effect it summarized the known issues of grappling with dark matter/energy. How do you detect a substance that doesn't react or have the characteristics as found in the known universe or does it. Well, you look for what isn't there or short-lived if reproduced. They called it the "shadow universe". Maybe it does react with known particles but can't see it or behaves on its own level.
From all the reading on the topic is has boiled down, that reading what i did, it was too old or thinking in the past. Nothing has really changed though more machine detectors are being build to fill the gap of knowledge. Even that is looking and sleeving through the data to get an idea that maybe they found a dark particle or reproduce it in some collider. against the old adage of find a needle in a haystack, it's more about having two random needles hitting head-on and extract data from that. some detectors that supposedly get results are doubted or false to other researchers and not repeated or that rare to begin with. What data is recieved is again taken piece by piece until you have questioning data that maybe the missing link to dark matter or is it? Spearating all this data takes time and even then it may take yrs. to get to a point to research the data found and make sense of it. It certainly starts with what we know and then find so-called unknown data that maybe what it needed, but no one knows what it should be, very puzzling to this reader. however, it seems to make some sense to the researchers, if only a little. the article itself probably had more reading than anything other than WWW articles could offer the general public.
One item pointed by theorist is the possible existence of a shadow universe next to ours, in what they call the "dual disk" as in two galaxies existing side by side, not necessarily a parallel one but it reacts to itself and it being so close can "influence" ours. In other words, it has the same particle/energy reactions but contained within its own structure. Woooo... -----Willy