The foolish optimism of thinking dark matter is about to be detected (Synopsis)

“For me the best answer is not in words but in measurements.” -Elena Aprile Dark matter is perhaps the most mysterious substance in the Universe. It outmasses normal matter and radiation, which includes all the known particles in the Standard Model, by a factor of 5-to-1. The observational, astrophysical evidence for its existence is overwhelming, … Read moreThe foolish optimism of thinking dark matter is about to be detected (Synopsis)

Galaxy clusters prove dark matter’s existence (Synopsis)

“You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn’t care.” –Clayton Christensen If all we had were galactic rotation curves — like those measured by Vera Rubin — we would know that something was wrong with our picture of the Universe, but we wouldn’t know how. Two equally good explanations, that there was either a flaw in … Read moreGalaxy clusters prove dark matter’s existence (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #142: from the speed of light to fundamental constants

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” -Winston Churchill Happy new year here at Starts With A Bang! No matter how 2016 was for you, there’s a new year dawning today, and whether you’ve got sun, clouds, rain or snow … Read moreComments of the Week #142: from the speed of light to fundamental constants