Dark matter filament found, scientists say
By Amina Khan / Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The mysterious stuff called dark matter is thought to act as the spider silk for the cosmic web of the universe. But although it makes up most of the matter in the universe, scientists have been able to find only clumps of it in the web’s galaxy-filled "nodes," not along the gossamer threads that are thought to help give the universe its structure.
Now, after much searching and with a little luck, an international team of astrophysicists has discovered a dark matter filament connecting two clusters of galaxies about 2.7 billion light-years away.
The discovery, published online Wednesday by the journal Nature, catapults these filaments from sound theory to observable fact.
but what is it exactly?
MikeG wrote:Would a spaceship be destroyed if it flew into a clump of dark matter? That is, is it solid and compact?
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