Space station detector finds first clues to 'dark matter'
A Hubble Space Telescope image indicating a huge ring of dark matter around the center of the CL0024+17 cluster of galaxies.
April 4th, 2013
11:01 AM ET

Space station detector finds first clues to 'dark matter'

By CNN's Laura Smith-Spark

Nearly two years after it was sent up to the International Space Station, a giant particle physics detector has provided its first results in the search for the mysterious "dark matter" believed to be a major component of the universe.

The international team running the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer released its initial findings Wednesday at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, in Switzerland.

The scientists are studying flux in cosmic rays, the charged high-energy particles that permeate space, for evidence of the invisible dark matter particles colliding with each other, leading to what is termed "annihilation."


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  1. Jim

    As I am an astrophysicist I can assure you there is no such thing as "space". It is in fact a falsehood created by charlatans to raise money for fake research.

    April 8, 2013 at 9:36 am |
    • Juan

      I agree. Countless scientific research has proven time and again that "outer space" does not exist. There is a small gravitational field close to earth that allows satellites to rotate in geosynchronous orbit. Otherwise there is nothing out there.

      April 8, 2013 at 10:30 am |
  2. Vic

    Romans 1:20
    "20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse."

    Colossians 1:16
    "16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him."

    Hebrews 11:3
    "3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible."

    Acts 17:24-28
    "24 The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’"

    [Scripture is from the New American Standard Bible (NASB)]

    April 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm |


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