I have a new story posted over at New Scientist. This is an important story because the work that I am reporting on may have delivered a fatal blow to the idea of dark matter in the universe. The analysis is a little tricky to follow but stick with it, and trust me, this is important. I will be keeping a close eye on developments and hope to report more as this story unfolds in the coming months:
“Dark matter is either weirder than we thought or does not exist at all, a new study suggests.
A galaxy is supposed to sit at the heart of a giant cloud of dark matter and interact with it through gravity alone. The dark matter originally provided enough attraction for the galaxy to form and now keeps it rotating. But observations are not bearing out this simple picture. ...”
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