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Bussy_Obliterator t1_j4b6n3x wrote

What do you mean by discovering a new form of dark matter? Dark matter is just what we call the unexplained gravitational effect that can’t be accounted for by the matter we can detect through normal means. We don’t really know what it is so by definition it remains undiscovered


conorsoliga t1_j4b8twm wrote

Its called dark matter because they don't know what it is(in the dark about it). So finding a new form doesn't make sense since we don't know what it is to begin with.


Subject_Meat5314 t1_j4bd6p2 wrote

Finding any form of Dark Matter would be great. Currently we are forced to believe it’s there in order for our understanding of gravity to work. But since we have no idea what dark matter is, we can’t be certain that it even exists. Should it turn out not to exist, then we have a lot of work to do to make the rest of our theories hold up.

But finding direct evidence of dark matter, especially if it led to a good understanding of how it actually interacts with everything else besides gravitationally, would be a great affirmation of our models AND open up new avenues of discovery.


mrmitchs t1_j4behov wrote

It would reinforce the notion of how little we truly know. It would, hopefully, push us to continue looking for answers to still unknown questions.


New-Difference9684 t1_j4bgkj3 wrote

The universe is information and discovering such new dark information about dark matter would cause an immediate implosion of the universe


QuttiDeBachi t1_j4bgniq wrote

Dark Matter = God = Higher Power = All around us

This is what I told my kids when they were old enough to grasp the concept of God. We’re Matter and so is the Earth and this dark matter stuff holds us together so we don’t fly apart as a million billion molecules, hence Godlike power to keep watch over us.

But Dad?

No buts, if you want a better story or theory then go read the Bible or Quran or Dead Sea Scrolls or Hindu scripture or Bhuddist theology or the various paganistic deities from the world….which can be found in entertaining form by checking out Deities & Demigods by TSR (DnD).

My family in large hates it but my kids love the perspective.

Praise be to Dark Matter. The glue of life. 😎🚀🌙