before i start i will state that i dont claim to know anything about physics and/or astronamy, this thread is simply one of many things that i think
about when my mind is left to its own devices, so please, feel free to disagree, educate, ridicule and generally join in.
Dark matter is estimated to constitute 84% of the matter in the universe.
we've all heard of dark matter but heres a quick summary anyway.
In astronomy and cosmology, dark matter is a type of matter hypothesized to account for a large part of the total mass in the universe. Dark matter
cannot be seen directly as it neither emits nor absorbs light or radiation at any significant level.
Instead, its existence and properties are only inferred
by observing its gravitational effects on visible matter and radiation.
now, Newton's law of universal gravitation states that every point mass in the universe attracts every other point mass with a force that is directly
proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
this is working on the assumption that gravity is a constant through out the universe, we can indeed test Newton's law of universal gravitation in
our own solar system but not outside of it.
my question is
what if the gravitational effects on visible matter and radiation are not due to undiscovered mass but are instead a result of differances in the way
gravity is behaving in that particular area in the universe in comparison to our own part of the universe.
this could be an explanation, the graviton, a hypothetical subatomic particle (a boson, not a fermion) and Since bosons (unlike fermions) can occupy
the same place in space, whos to say that these gravitons are equally dispersed throughout the universe. maybe there are parts of the universe were
gravitons are more/less prevalent.
i think at this point that this is all going way above my head right now, and im just speaking jibberish, but hey at least im asking questions right