Archive for September 27th, 2007

Dark Matter Update

Article in paper today about dark energy, or dark matter – that stuff out in the universe that is a repulsive force driving galaxies apart.

The gist of the news from NASA and other researchers is this:

“We still don’t know what it is.”

They think dark energy makes up about 74-percent of everything there is in the universe. They just don’t know what it is. Fascinating! I’ve blogged about the mysteries of dark matter – and other deep mysteries of Earth. Glad to hear the top minds in the country are still working on it, even though “We don’t know any more today than we did 10 years ago” says Saul Perlmutter.

I say – put the CSI team on it. They can go out, scoop up some dark matter with a cotton swab, throw it in the DNA-spectral-analysis-blood-spatter-bullet-tracer-super-magic-thingamabob-y and – Voila! – I’m sure they could figure out dark matter in a jiffy.

Until then, Mario Livio (a theorist at the Space Telescope Science Institute) says “We need humility. It’s as if we had no idea what water is, even though water covers three-quarters of the Earth.”

We need humility.

Well, that can apply to all of us, I think.

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Wow. This outcome surprised me. Yea me!

You will notice the answer does not say “You CONFIDENTLY Passed 8th Grade Science.”

You Passed 8th Grade Science
Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!

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