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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: 1) by pjbgravely on Sunday February 23 2014, @06:40PM

    by pjbgravely (1681) <pjbgravelyNO@SPAMyahoo.com> on Sunday February 23 2014, @06:40PM (#5264) Homepage
    Your post proves this site is different than the other one. I have gotten troll mods and angry dark mater zealots claiming I am a heretic for suggesting that anything but dark matter explains the difference between observable light mass measurements and theoretical mass requirements of galaxies.

    This study shows that the mass of the galaxies are in the galaxies not something ringing them. That means to me dark matter should be seen in our own solar system.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2014, @08:35PM (#5306)

    You seem to have a different article from the one linked in TFS. I RTFA and didn't see it come up with the conclusion you have.

  • (Score: 1) by Daniel Dvorkin on Sunday February 23 2014, @10:06PM

    by Daniel Dvorkin (1099) on Sunday February 23 2014, @10:06PM (#5335) Journal

    I have gotten troll mods and angry dark mater zealots claiming I am a heretic

    No you haven't.

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  • (Score: 2) by evilviper on Monday February 24 2014, @12:52AM

    by evilviper (1760) on Monday February 24 2014, @12:52AM (#5406) Homepage Journal

    Your post proves this site is different than the other one.

    /. was a very different and much nicer place when there were only a few thousand readers, too. I was there to see it. I hope this place will do better, but it's much too early to tell.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 24 2014, @05:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 24 2014, @05:50PM (#5990)

    That means to me dark matter should be seen in our own solar system.

    Isn't the whole point of dark matter that you cannot see it?