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Dark matter

  1. Jul 22, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone, i was thinking this.
    I saw in here someone said that, our heads atoms are osscilating with high frequency than feet. Since aftee seeing it, i was thinking if every atom osscilating, is that dark matter are not osscilating?

    What do you think?
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2013 #2

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    Why would it matter if it oscillates or not?

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  4. Jul 22, 2013 #3
    Everything oscillates , the movement of elementary particles is rather a sign that they have some energy.
    When you remove heat from some material or liquid after a while it reaches a thing called absolute zero ofcourse there is nothing zero about absolute zero because it is about 273 degrees below the everyday know zero on our thermometers it just happens to be the calculated temperature at which the motion and oscillation of particles stop.

    But just like Zapper said it doesn't matter if it oscillates or not , it probably does but we have not much clues about that thing in physics right now where we stand so it would be a mere speculation or a good night story.
     
  5. Jul 22, 2013 #4
    Since nobody knows what dark matter is, it would be a good idea to hold off speculation until we learn more about it than we so far observe so far.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2013 #5

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    Atoms and molecules have components, so they vibrate with respect to each other. Very little is known about dark matter, but current thinking is that it consists of individual particles - no vibration.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2015 #6
    No "vibration" in the sense of motion of charged particles about oppositely charged particles, but it always has some momentum if you have any idea where it is. Dark matter orbits gravitationally, and no matter how "cold" a darkon is, there will always be some zero-point energy unless it is spread throughout all space. Heisenberg.
     
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