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posted by Dopefish on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the where's-carl-sagan-when-you-need-him? dept.

pjbgravely writes:

"Scientists use gravity lensing measurements to determine mass of galaxy clusters. Anja von der Linden, an astrophysicist at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University in California, is using the Subaru telescope and the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope, both on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The results are 40% higher than the measurements done by the Planck collaboration.

I guess there goes Douglas Adams' theory that the missing mass was in the packing material of the scientists' equipment."

 
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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:07AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:07AM (#5116)

    Yes, in Hawaii we have lots of missing mass. Mostly attached to our residents, but none the less. . .

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:37AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:37AM (#5121)

    Yeah but do they have higher results?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:46AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:46AM (#5123)

      Yes when you measure their height when lying down.

      • (Score: 1) by ls671 on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:58AM

        by ls671 (891) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:58AM (#5128) Homepage

        Why? Tidal forces on the missing masses make their body stretch somehow?

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  • (Score: 1) by evilviper on Sunday February 23 2014, @10:42AM

    by evilviper (1760) on Sunday February 23 2014, @10:42AM (#5143) Homepage Journal

    Yes, in Hawaii we have lots of missing mass. Mostly attached to our residents, but none the less. . .

    "The mass of an adult human brain is about 1,300 to 1,400 g. The brain makes up about two percent of the human"s mass."

    http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2003/RachelScottRos enbluth.shtml [hypertextbook.com]

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by mcgrew on Sunday February 23 2014, @04:46PM

    by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Sunday February 23 2014, @04:46PM (#5216) Homepage Journal

    Yo' momma's galaxy is so massive that when it sits around the house, it sits around the solar system!

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