Wednesday, August 16, 2006

NASA + Harvard discover dark matter

This title seems rather exciting although the content is somewhat different than what you might be dreaming about:

What's the matter? Using the X-ray Chandra observatory, they have seen an explosion that probably threw visible matter and dark matter in different directions. I guess that we won't learn what the dark matter actually is but what we may get is a new, more direct proof of the existence of dark matter.

Actually, you can see more accurate information about the discovery in this abstract.

Thanks to Sabine.

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