Do you think a dummy like me might have guessed “where dark matter is”?
I love Wikipedia! Widely accepted by scientists, the contributors to Wikipedia, it is accurate information, compiled to provide a synopsis of reference material, which is also available.
Here is what they have to say; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter
Dark matter is called "dark" because it does not appear to interact with the electromagnetic field, which means it does not absorb, reflect, or emit electromagnetic radiation (like light) and is, therefore, difficult to detect. Various astrophysical observations — including gravitational effects which cannot be explained by currently accepted theories of gravity unless more matter is present than can be seen — imply dark matter's presence.
For this reason, most experts think that dark matter is abundant in the universe and has had a strong influence on its structure and evolution.
Can you imagine the gravitational force it would take to keep an electron in orbit around an atom?
First, you have to assume that that scientific model is correct. Next, you have to assume that the mass of an electron can be compared to a PHOTON. (light)
A few references;
A photon is a “quantum of electromagnetic radiation”.
A “quantum of electromagnetic radiation” is called a photon. Visible light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation may be thought of as a stream of photons, with photon energy directly proportional to frequency.
You probably guessed what is coming next!
What is the only gravity powerful enough to capture, and keep light in orbit?
If you guessed “BLACK HOLE”, then you have a scientific “curiosity”, and won’t mind if I call it a “singularity” from here on. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole
This makes me smile, to think we stupid humans, accidentally gave “DARK MATTER” a sort’a correct name!
We have been wondering where “DARK MATTER” is. Is it possible that there is a “singularity” inside the nucleus, inside of every proton and neutron, in every atom, in the entire universe? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_singularity It would certainly help to explain the missing mass called “dark matter”.
We have a “nodding” acquaintance with electricity. I say “nodding” because we don’t know much about electricity. I have a hunch we gave electricity the wrong name.
We only discovered how to detect it, and generate it, and store it, within the last few centuries, and it was probably mistaken as the wrath of GOD, in biblical times.
We put it to work more efficiently every day, and we learn new uses for it, and we find it in places, like the brain, where we really don’t know what it’s doing there, or where it came from.
If you are following my thread, then you can see where I got the following notion:
When we better understand the relationship between a singularity and an “electron”, (photon) then we will reveal many unknowns which we are faced with in nearly every scientific field known to man.
1. Space travel
2. Generation of electricity
3. Medicine (Imagine the uses!)
4. Eradicate the need for fossil fuels
5. Etc. etc.
If, indeed, there is a singularity in every atom, (and possibly many other places we don’t know about), it may be the dark matter (unaccounted-for mass in the universe) which we seek, and we are, so far, only able to detect the electrical portion. We have methods to measure gravity that are so crude, that we should be embarrassed to know so little about the most important element. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity
If we combined our crude electrical measuring devices with a much improved gravity detector (gravity MEASURING device) to obtain a new quantity which is a combination of both. (we could call it a PILOGROT, like KILOGRAM only with a peterson twist, and the initial “p”)
We cannot be satisfied that those are the only 2 items involved in the equation. We only realized that we needed to locate “dark matter” in the second half of the 20th century, and we would be deeply satisfied to know where it is, not to mention being able to measure it, and possibly, manipulate it.
Is it possible that the singularity in each atom (may have come from one of many “big bangs”) could account for, at least, a portion of this unknown force? We can’t do anything with it if we can’t detect it or measure it.
As an A+ student of astronomy, I have a theory I have developed, supported by my observations, and, most importantly, recent discoveries. It is thought that there is a black hole at the center of our galaxy and all of the stars (in ALL spiral galaxies) are in orbit around the enormous singularity at the center.
Even the smaller singularities, scattered throughout the galaxy, formed by dying stars, are affected by the gravitational forces of the largest, and usually the most central singularity.
Many scientists theorize, and I agree, that black holes continue to grow in SIZE (mass) by devouring their neighbors.
Here, most scientists part company. One school believes that ALL of the observable matter in our detectable, (and all of the imaginable) universe must recombine into one super massive singularity, whereupon there will be another big bang, one, of an infinity of big bangs, in an endless cycle, indifferent to TIME, which is a human contrivance.
Another school (myself included) believes that singularities reach a certain mass and, spontaneously, explode, much like a colossal supernova on an unimaginable scale. We don’t necessarily believe that all known matter must accumulate in order for this to happen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernova
Is it possible that there are, infinite, localized and scattered, singularities, evolving to disintegrate into “big bang” status, in an infinite universe which we are only able to imagine. (I have doubts about our ability to understand infinity, judging from our exploitation of every imaginable thing on the planet, but, once again, I digress.)
So, is it right before our very eyes, in everything composed of atoms? Is what we call space actually a particle that could possess a “dark matter” element?
With our limited technology we are unable to see very small, and very large things. Our limited technology, namely the electron microscope, allows us to see what we believe to be individual atoms, but we can’t see the electrons that we theorize to be in orbit around the nucleus.
And, speaking of small, can you imagine how infinitesimally small would be a singularity, powerful enough to capture an electron in orbit, but not powerful enough to gobble neighboring nuclei? There could be an enormous amount of matter stored there.
Chemical reactions alter atoms to become different elements, and elements combine to become molecules, compounds, and mixtures, without having any noticeable effect on the force attracting electrons to stay in orbit. Scientists are experimenting with affecting that force by colliding atoms at speeds approaching light speed in the Hadron collider https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider , with a possibility of fusing nuclei, with unknown consequences. The dangerous possibility of forming a neighbor gobbling singularity is very real. But again, I digress.
Simulated Large Hadron Collider CMS
particle detector data depicting a
Higgs boson produced by colliding
protons decaying into hadron jets
So, this is my stupid, uneducated theory of “DARK MATTER”. The very thing we are searching for is everywhere, and we just haven’t figured out how to measure something so tiny.
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