It turns out that only five percent of the universe is made up of normal matter—like you, me, nitrogen. Seventy percent is dark energy and then a crazy twenty- five percent is dark matter. Scientists are unsure how to define dark energy and dark matter. Indeed, NASA first identifies dark matter as “dark”
on their website. (These are the things that make me believe I can be an astronaut). Scientists know dark matter exists because of its gravitational pull on regular matter and the X-rays emitted from the hot dark matter. Some hypotheses of what dark matter is: ordinary matter which is made of protons, electrons, and neutrons; Extraordinary matter that may consist of subatomic particles that interact weakly with regular matter, like neutrinos (true) which are subatomic particles that move at the speed of light with very little mass. Also,
NASA ____________ __________ dark matter
Okay here is the thing, everywhere I look for dark matter material, I just get information about what dark matter is not.
*I am not enrolled in any science courses. However, despite my tendencies to skirt away from labs and petri dishes, I think science is the coolest. This column will not be news to you wonderful scientists, but for my friends in the Olin reading room, please allow me to give you a little pearl of scientific information that may rock your third planet from the sun.
Sources: NASA, Seed Magazine, God