Dark Matter Announcement

A dark matter discovery destined to be announced August 21:

Astronomers who used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 21, to announce how dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily energetic collision.

Gee, have I become the astronomy blog this week? No, but I'm always curious about such things. I am a Science Major after all.

Update: I suppose I should explain that the reason they call it “dark” matter is because we do not have tools to detect it, yet we theorize its existence in order to explain the observed behavior of planetary and galactic systems. It's not dark just because we can't see it. It's dark because we don't know how to see it. This discovery may change that.

Josh Poulson

Posted Tuesday, Aug 15 2006 03:09 PM

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