#1 - Posted: 05/09/2008 17:22
August was a good month for Dark Matter. First there was this lead from Nature News Service:
“Rumours are swirling that a European satellite mission may have detected dark matter, the mysterious particles thought to make up as much of 85% of all matter in the Universe.”
The full story is here. There’s a lot of ifs and buts in there, though, which makes me hesitate before I read too much into it.
At the end of the month we had a replay of the Bullet Cluster kills MOND story: another pair of colliding galaxies have behaved exactly how dark matter proponents expect. See this news story, for example.
Stacey McGaugh, who has spent decades intelligently countering dark matter claims (even if he’s wrong, it’s exactly what someone should be doing), has his take on the bullet cluster story here, for anyone who’s interested.
Meanwhile, we wait for the LHC to find dark matter. Or not.