Monday, February 25, 2008

Giant ropes of dark matter found in new sky survey

Huge filaments of dark matter have been detected in a survey of thousands of distant galaxies. The discovery supports the idea that dark matter drove the formation of galaxies and larger cosmic structures and resolves a discrepancy in previous studies about how much dark matter the universe contains.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really big, giant, filamentary ropes of dark matter:

270 _million_ light years long. Sort of like the connective tissue of the universe?