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Missing Matter Found, But Doesn’t Dent Dark Matter (Synopsis)

10 Oct 2017, 14:03 UTC
Missing Matter Found, But Doesn’t Dent Dark Matter (Synopsis) Western Washington University.
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It’s no secret that if we look at the matter we see in the Universe, the story doesn’t add up. On all scales, from individual galaxies to pairs, groups and clusters of galaxies, all the way up to the large-scale structure of the Universe, the matter we see is insufficient to explain the structures we get. There has to be more matter, both normal (atom-based) matter and dark (non-interacting) matter, to make our theory and predictions match. Constraints on dark energy from three independent sources: supernovae, the CMB and BAO. Note that even without supernovae, we’d need dark energy, and that only 1/6th of the matter found can be normal matter; the rest must be dark matter.

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