The mystery of dark matter and the discovery of a new candidate for the elusive material
Dark matter has always been a mystery for the astronomers, but they are constantly doing research and studies in order to know more about it.
We have written this article to tell you about the latest scientific discoveries when it comes to dark matter, so keep reading if you want to find more about it.
The latest discoveries
The mystery that we were talking about is mainly around the big question, what dark matter actually consists of? It seems like the scientists came up with a new candidate for the elusive material. We’re talking about the hypothetical superheavy gravitino.
In the last few years, scientists have tried to figure out the elementary particles forming the dark matter, but the results weren’t very satisfying. Some of the experts believe that it is impossible to find other particles apart from the ones already discovered. The reason behind this statement is the fact that the elementary particles interact with ordinary matter. That is possible through the gravitational force.
What scientists have to say about the new theory?
The new theory claims that the superheavy gravitinos interact electromagnetically with ordinary matter. That’s what one of the experts that proposed the new candidate, Professor Dr Hermann Nicolai, had to say about their latest discovery. He also added that the particles can only exist in a dilute form because otherwise, we could expect an early collapse of the universe.
The other scientist that came up with the new theory is Max Plack. He believes that they won’t need a lot of particles of this kind in order to explain the dark matter’s content. He said that one particle per 10,000 cubic kilometers will be more than enough.
That’s all the information that we have to do far. We’ll report back as soon as we have more interesting updates.
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