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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: 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?

    Everything I write is lies, read between the lines.