Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Dark Flow - accepted or theory?

  1. Jul 3, 2012 #1
    I am curious if 'Dark Flow' is considered a fringe theory or not. I have been away from cosmology for a while and am trying to pick up the general consensus of the community on the leading theories today. Thanks.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 3, 2012 #2


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I'm speaking from a base of pretty much utter ignorance, but I seem to recall some time back that dark flow had been basically discovered to be an observational mistake ... or perhaps it was an interpretational mistake, but in any case I think the whole thing went away. If others have more correct information, I'll be happy to hear about it.
  4. Jul 3, 2012 #3


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Dark flow still looks very speculative to me.
  5. Jul 4, 2012 #4
    Okay, thank you.
  6. Jul 4, 2012 #5
    The above link is a pretty strong refutation of the previous claims of dark flow. Im not sure what your definition of "fringe " is though. Planck should shed more light on this when it release results early next year.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook