Today In Geekdom: Double Whammy Of Awesome Science!on July 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm
So not only did scientists find (probably) the elusive (but monumentally important) Higgs-Boson particle but they also, at long last, they’ve directly detected actual Dark Matter. What’s Dark Matter? Why, it only accounts for the shape of the galaxies and universe as we know it. Oh yeah, and there’s five times (at least) the amount of Dark matter than there is the regular matter that makes up all the stuff we can see like star, galaxies and Donald Trump’s hairpiece. Basically, it’s a fundamental aspect of reality as we know it and we’ve been unable to directly detect it. Until now.
A ‘finger’ of the Universe’s dark-matter skeleton, which ultimately dictates where galaxies form, has been observed for the first time. Researchers have directly detected a slim bridge of dark matter joining two clusters of galaxies, using a technique that could eventually help astrophysicists to understand the structure of the Universe and identify what makes up the mysterious invisible substance known as dark matter.
SWEEEEET! Two major victories for science in one week! While religious fanatics are preoccupied with homosexuality and telling people not insert their penises into unmarried vaginas, science continues to unlock the mysteries of the universe. You know, the ones the fanatics say don’t exist.