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What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

  1. Nov 23, 2015 #1
    Hello Friends,
    I, Arnendu Barman, is a high school last year student. I have much confusion in Dark Energy and Dark Matter. Actually I do not understand them and I also have problem on Negative Mass.
    So friend please help me . Thank you....
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2015 #2

    Drakkith

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    Give the following two articles a read and see if they help. Note that dark matter and dark energy are not related. They both simply share the word 'dark' in their name.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_energy

    Negative mass is more problematic to discuss. Purely negative mass isn't known to exist, but the term can be used in situations where the mass of something is 'taken as negative' simply as a comparison to another state.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2015 #3
    Can you tell me how to make a particle that has negative mass ???
     
  5. Nov 23, 2015 #4

    Drakkith

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    Such a thing is not possible.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2015 #5
    Hi Arnendu:
    At this time no one knows what dark matter and dark energy are. We can talk about what properties they might have, or even must have, but that is all.
     
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