Friday, January 13, 2006

Dark Matter Galaxy?

Astronomers think they might have found a "dark galaxy", that has no stars and emits no light. Although the galaxy itself, located 50 million light years from Earth, is practically invisible, it contains a small amount of neutral hydrogen which emits radio waves. If astronomers are correct, this galaxy contains ten billion times the mass of Sun, but only 1% of this is hydrogen - the rest is dark matter.

Surreal, isn't it? What are we not seeing? I imagine a plethora of perfectly invisible "dark" stars orbiting a bloated "dark" galactic core. Endless "dark" planets circled by "dark" moons and occasionally smacked by "dark" comets.

But ultimately it's "dark" life and the shadow-world of "dark" ETI I really wonder about.

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