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THE HUNT for some of the most wanted stuff in the universe took a new twist this week with the first results from a high-profile, space-based dark matter detector. The results are inconclusive, but, if combined with recent theory, they hint at something exciting. Could the universe have a dark side, complete with its own force, a zoo of particles and even a shadow version of the Milky Way?
Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
Sourc e: New Scientist
Dark matter and anti matter have always been portrayed as having catastrophic consequences if only the small amount touched the counterpart of normal matter.
Weiner describes dark matter hunters like a drunkard looking for keys under a lamp post – that's not where the boozer dropped them, just where the light is. "Changing the dark matter model enlarges the lamp post you're looking under," he says