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Re: 'Dark Matter'-where is it?

  1. Jan 12, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] Re: 'Dark Matter'--where is it?

    "GH Diel" <ghdiel@exoptica.com> wrote in message news:G6qdnUI0X8oiDXLZnZ2dnUVZ_r2dnZ2d@adelphia.com...

    > If dark matter constitutes the vast percentage of the universe, why is it
    > not found all around us?

    good question. some critics think people are doing bad experiments, and
    then grasping at straws to explain the numbers.

    i don't know what the answer is, but i think we need to focus more on
    particle accelerators and scribling in notebooks.

    > R. H. Nigl
    > www.exoptica.com
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  3. Jan 12, 2007 #2


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    Not sure if you're actually looking for an answer to this question, but here is one:

    Dark matter does not seem to interact with EM at all, thus it is invisible. We can only detect it through its gravitational influence, meaning that so far, we can only detect it in very large quantities where we can observe its gravitational effects.

    And ibably is all around us, we just don't know what to look for.
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