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Vocabulary in Content - matter known as MACHOs. Matter made...

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Vocabulary in Content: Dark Matter WIMPS are defined as subatomic particles that have more mass than neutrinos but do not interact with light. A massive object can distort the light of more distant objects behind it through the phenomenon that we call gravitational lensing. An object the size of Earth located in the halo of our galaxy would be an example of the form of dark
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Unformatted text preview: matter known as MACHOs. Matter made from ordinary atoms represents what we call baryonic matter. Models show that the large-scale structure of the universe is better-explained when we include the effects of dark matter along with the effects of luminous matter. The rotation curves of spiral galaxies provide strong evidence for the existence of dark matter....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ISP 205 taught by Professor Donahue during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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