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Milkyway may have more mass

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posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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This popped up on NewScientist.




... these findings imply that the Milky Way has about 50 per cent more mass than previously estimated.


Source is here, links to NewScientist.

I wonder if this has implications on amount of dark matter and negative energy? Since it appears to be that soon enough, we don't need such abstract and imaginary concepts to explain our theories in such an amount as before, I wonder how close our theories have been in the first place? Propably quite close.

I'm not saying that if ordinary matter takes, say, 40% of all, a 50% increase would take it above 60% though...

(edit: I'm also typoing, a lot. sorry.)


[edit on 17/8/08 by rawsom]

[edit on 17/8/08 by rawsom]




posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 07:38 PM
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Dark energy hasnt been scientifically proved yet, the astronomers were able to observe its effects in globulat clusters and they are not sure whether it exists or is it a form of energy unknown to us, regarding the increase in dark energy, I dont think so, because according to observations dark energy and mass doesnt seem to relate to each other.



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