Dark matter in the universe reported as confirmed

Scientists claim the existence of dark matter in the universe is confirmed

Dark energy confirmedAccording to the standard model of cosmology, dark matter accounts for almost 80% of the matter in the universe, conventional matter -visible stars and galaxies – make up 20% of the matter in the universe. In other words, we don´t know what is 80% of the matter, nor do we have any evidence for its existence.

Now, scientists claim that the dark matter skeleton in the universe has been observed for the first time. Dark matter is the thread connecting galaxy clusters. According to a report in nature (nature: Dark matter’s tendrils revealed), a direct measurement by gravitational lensing of a dark-matter ‘filament’ confirms its existence in a galaxy supercluster, Abell 222 and 223, measured by Jörg Dietrich, University of Michigan/University Observatory Munich and co-workers (see photo).  It revealed a dark matter filament as predicted by theory.

Gravitational lensing is based on Einstein´s general theory of relativity which says that mass affects the path of light. By measuring the light distortion and magnification of background galaxies the existence of dark matter was revealed.

A ‘finger’ of the Universe’s dark-matter skeleton, which ultimately dictates where galaxies form, has been observed for the first time. Researchers have directly detected a bridge of dark matter joining two clusters of galaxies, using a technique that could eventually help astrophysicists to understand the structure of the Universe and identify what makes up the mysterious invisible substance known as dark matter.

According to the standard model of cosmology, it is believed that soon after the big bang, regions that were slightly denser than others pulled in dark matter, which clumped together and eventually collapsed into flat ‘pancakes’. Clusters of galaxies then formed at the nodes of the cosmic web, where these filaments crossed.

Christian Schumacher

Dr. Christian Schumacher is the founder and managing director of StepChange Innovations GmbH, a technology development and consulting firm based in Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry with global players such as Hoechst AG and DyStar Textilfarben GmbH as head of R&D, senior regional business manager Asia Pacific, head of e-commerce, head of marketing services, new product development manager and R&D chemist.

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  1. Dov Henis

    Beyond Einstein’s Horizon

    “Study of energy waves formed during the Big Bang supports Einstein’s prediction that a strange, invisible force is pushing the universe apart”
    A. From Universe-Energy-Mass-Life Compilation

    From the Big-Bang it is a rationally commonsensical conjecture that the gravitons, the smallest base primal particles of the universe, must be both mass and energy, i.e. inert mass yet in motion even at the briefest fraction of a second of the pre Big Bang singularity. This is rationally commonsensical since otherwise the Big would not have Banged, the superposition of mass and energy would not have been resolved.
    The universe originates, derives and evolves from this energy-mass dualism which is possible and probable due to the small size of the gravitons.
    Since gravitation Is the propensity of energy reconversion to mass and energy is mass in motion, gravity is the force exerted between mass formats.
    All the matter of the universe is a progeny of the gravitons evolutions, of the natural selection of mass, of some of the mass formats attaining temporary augmented energy constraint in their successive generations, with energy drained from other mass formats, to temporarily postpone, survive, the reversion of their own constitutional mass to the pool of cosmic energy fueling the galactic clusters expansion set in motion by the Big Bang.

    B. From: 21st century science whence and whither

    1. Dark energy and matter YOK. Per E=Total[m(1 + D)] all the energy and matter of the universe are accounted for.
    Adopt space mass distance concept, constant rate mass-to-energy reconversion.

    2. Higgs Particle YOK. Mass forms below some value of the above D. All mass formats evolve from the gravitons.

    3. Galactic clusters formed by conglomeration?
    No. Galactic clusters formed by Big-Bang’s fragments dispersion, evidenced by their Newtonian behavior including their separation acceleration.

    4. The universe expansion is fueled by the mass-to-energy constant rate reconversion. Eventually, as expansion will slow down, will run out of massfuel, gravity will overcome expansion and initiate empansion back to singularity. The universe is a cyclic array of energy-mass dualism, between nearly all-energy and all-mass poles, under omnipresent gravity. Gravity is the monotheism and re-genesis of the universe.

    Dov Henis
    (comments from the 22nd century)

    PS: For sciencenews is “Jewish” a taboo adjective? DH

  2. gearpile

    There is no dark matter. The expanding universe can be explained else-wise.
    There were two big bangs. The first was significantly larger than the second.
    The outer reaches of mass (or pre-mass) of the first big bang expanded temporarily. Mass nearest the origin collapsed back to a new singularity and exploded again, the second big bang. We are part of that second event. The total mass of the first event was great enough for it to eventually collapse, which is what it is doing now. Our second event “universe” is being drawn out, faster and faster, by the gravity of this encroaching shell. The light from this “Outerverse” has not reached us yet, but it will, and suddenly. Then there will be a new sky, unlike anything we could have imagined. There is no dark matter.

    – gearpile

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