Jump to content

     

Photo

A New Understanding Of The Galaxy?


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 ParadiseLost

ParadiseLost

    Advanced Member

  • IF Guardian
  • 1,951 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Religion: Islam

Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:06 AM

full story: http://www.winnipegf...-141282953.html

Currently, scientists believe that dark matter doesn't have much effect on the surrounding environment other than through its gravitational pull. In other words, if two galaxies collide, the dark matter from one galaxy would pass right through the dark matter from the other, as it if didn't exist.


But researchers in Canada and the United States have detected what they are describing as a "dark core" — a large clump of dark matter that appears to have collided and stuck together, even as the galaxies the dark matter was attached to continued to move on.




#2 Padre5

Padre5

    Full Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 299 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Upper Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire
  • Interests:Politics, religion, the Boston Red Sox, my family and wine.
  • Religion: Atheism

Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

ThankYou, Lost!
I love Astronomy and science, and look at NASA"s Astronomy Picture of the Day website almost every day. Do You?

#3 ParadiseLost

ParadiseLost

    Advanced Member

  • IF Guardian
  • 1,951 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Religion: Islam

Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:56 PM

No I don't..I just thought this article was interesting because it shows our understanding of things may not be how things really are and that as humans we are always discovering new things.