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Astronomers to Announce Dark Matter Discovery

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posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:21 PM
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On August 21, astronomers who conducted their research at the NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory will announce how dark matter and normal matter were separated in an "an extraordinarily energetic collision."

chandra.harvard.edu...

www.nasa.gov...

science.slashdot.org.../08/15/147214&from=rss

en.wikipedia.org...

en.wikipedia.org...




posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:24 PM
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They "discovered" dark matter or they are just talking about it ?



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:26 PM
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I wish I could say, but this is all the information that is available. Let's just call it a "heads up" for those who are interested in these matters, no pun intended.
I can't guarantee that it will be earth shattering, but it should be groundbreaking.


"To quote a press release on NASA's site, astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered 'how dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily energetic collision.' There will be a briefing at noon, August 21 ET, on this discovery, with streaming media provided by NASA, and some details of the research posted on Harvard's Chandra site just beforehand."

science.slashdot.org.../08/15/147214&from=rss



[edit on 2006/8/15 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:29 PM
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[edit on 2006/8/15 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:38 PM
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It is important to realize that well over ninety percent of all matter in the universe is "dark" matter. Only about 7% of matter is luminescent. Therefore, without the technology to spot ALL matter, which is currently the case, we only know of a small portion of reality.



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:54 PM
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Very interesting find Grady


They certainly aren't saying much...which of course leads the "mystery addicted" side of my brain to feel that the announcement is going to be fairly significant.

It does say that reporters can email someone at the chandra observatory with questions and that photos and other materials will be released a few days before the News Conference.

Any members of ATS part of the press? Perhaps they could call or email this person for details.

It's very interesting and I"m looking forward to seeing what happens on the twenty first and of course what leaks before that.

Again, nice find Grady.

Spiderj



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 12:57 PM
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SO this would obviously give credit the big bang theorist's. If there is dark matter then there must have been a huge explosion at some point in time to create it. Am I correct in saying this ?



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 01:01 PM
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Originally posted by R3KR
SO this would obviously give credit the big bang theorist's. If there is dark matter then there must have been a huge explosion at some point in time to create it. Am I correct in saying this ?


Check the links in my opening post. You can also use Google.



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 01:39 PM
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Contary to popular belief the big bang wasn't an explosion but a huge expansion.

I seriously doubt this is going to be a significant announcement, tey are just trying to hype it up.



posted on Aug, 15 2006 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by R3KR
SO this would obviously give credit the big bang theorist's. If there is dark matter then there must have been a huge explosion at some point in time to create it. Am I correct in saying this ?
Dunno. But the big bang happened after the formation of matter, that is a part of the expalnation.



posted on Aug, 22 2006 @ 12:30 PM
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Sorry folks it looks like there was another thread on this subject that was started before this one.

heads up - nasa 21 aug re: dark matter

Thread closed.


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