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Scientists have found new evidence of the existence of dark matter

A group of researchers from the University of California, Irvine Department of Physics and Astronomy used computer simulations to show that features observed in real galaxies are difficult to explain without dark matter.

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This supports the existence of dark matter as the leading model for describing the universe. The group published their findings in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Dark matter is a mysterious substance that scientists believe makes up most of the mass of the Universe. Despite its abundance, dark matter does not interact with light, making it very difficult to detect.

In their study, the scientists modeled two different forms of matter: regular matter, which makes up everything we can see and touch, and dark matter. They found that only adding dark matter to the model could explain the strange features observed in the motion of stars and gas in real galaxies.

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These features are difficult to explain without taking into account the influence of dark matter, scientists say.

“The features in galaxies the team found are expected to appear in a universe with dark matter but would be difficult to explain in a universe without it; we show that such features appear in observations of many real galaxies,” said Francisco Mercado, Lead Author, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine.

“If we take these data at face value, this reaffirms the position of the dark matter model as the one that best describes the universe we live in.”

Another group of researchers, who were previously skeptical about the existence of dark matter, confirmed the results of their colleagues’ work.

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Existing hypotheses suggest that dark matter could make up up to 85% of the total mass of the Universe. However, since it does not interact with light, it has not yet been detected by physical methods.

A new study provides indirect evidence for the existence of dark matter. Scientists hope their work will help pave the way for direct detection of this mysterious substance.

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Zoe Mitchell

Zoe Mitchell is an independent researcher and writer on extraordinary topics. She has a passion for delving into the realms of UFOs, paranormal phenomena and the enigmatic.

Zoe has a degree in journalism and a keen interest in history, mythology and folklore. She believes that there is more to reality than meets the eye, and that the truth is often stranger than fiction.

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