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ASTRONOMY RESEARCH PROJ - Prof. Schlagel Dark Matters...

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Prof. Schlagel Dark Matters Matter is thought of as particles of known composition that emit a tangible amount of electromagnetic radiation in order to be detected. There is much in the universe however, that is unknown. In cosmological terms, “dark matter” is defined by these characteristics: hypothetical matter particles of unknown composition which do not emit or reflect enough electromagnetic radiation to be detected directly, but the presence of this unidentifiable, intangible matter can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter such as stars and galaxies. There is some proof of dark matter, but mostly only assumptions. The rotational speed of galaxies (the galaxy rotation problem) seems to be influenced by something which is causing this rotational anomaly; thought of to be dark matter. Although dark matter is completely undetectable, evidence strongly suggests that there is more matter present in galaxies than first meets the eye. Unexplainable gravitational effects provide ample evidence to suggest this. Four percent of the total
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