I just posted about dark matter the other day regarding the Dark Energy Survey (#DES
). Here’s another article about #dark_matter
. This time re-thinking the black hole, with a mass 4 million times our sun, at the center of our #Milky_Way
galaxy. It might not be a black hole, after all, it might be a “fluffy ball of dark matter.” This possibility came about after a large cloud of gas, known as G2, came so close to the black hole that it should have been consumed. It wasn’t, so astronomers hypothesized that it might be dark matter. Dark matter makes up 80% of the mass of the Universe; because it can’t be seen, its existence is determined by its gravitational effect on surrounding bodies. The article gets into more details about dark matter being perhaps made up of “darkinos,” a type of #fermion
, a subatomic particle. The article is long, about a 20-minute read.