The Longest Standing Problem in Astro-Physics

The Unseen

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Dark Matter [courtesy Yahoo Images] Dark Matter
[courtesy Yahoo Images] Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium. He’s intelligent, humorous, likable and a little bit smug.  So far as I know, he’s an atheist.  Therefore, he’s troubled by a particularly difficult and long-standing problem:  “dark matter“.

Gravity is presumed to be a consequence or characteristic of all matter.  Every gram of matter results in a fixed and knowable amount of gravity.  Scientists have measured the total amount of both gravity and matter in the universe and found a problem. The total amount of gravity appears to be about 25 times greater than the perceivable quantity of mass and energy should produce.

Scientists have been aware of this discrepancy since the 1930s but unable to offer a “scientific” (Godless) explanation.  Scientists (who often doubt the existence of…

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