Marco View Makes Dark Matter Look Even Stranger

The distribution of dark matter obtained from a large numerical simulation. Credit: Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics

New research suggests that Dark Matter may exist in clumps distributed throughout our universe. Credit: Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics

For decades, the existence of Dark Matter has been essential to our view of the cosmos. Without it (and its close-relation dark energy) our universe would be missing some 84.5% of its mass and scientists would be hard pressed to explain what accounts for the gravitational effects they routinely see at work in the cosmos.

But according to some new research, dark matter may be even more strange than previously though. Whereas previously, scientists thought that dark matter consisted of tiny particles that are invisible and do emit or absorb light or electromagnetic radiation, it is now hypothesized that it may take the form of chunks of matter that vary widely in size.

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