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February 03, 2005

Missing Matter a Matter of Faith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two monster cosmic clouds could hold the solution to the mystery of the missing matter -- immense amounts of celestial stuff that somehow has eluded detection. ...

Astronomers have good estimates of how much ordinary matter was in the universe 10 billion years ago, but a large fraction -- almost half -- of this matter has somehow vanished.

How do scientists know that this matter must exist? Because it is a necessary consequence of the models that are presently being used to explain the origin and formation of the universe. Yes, they believe in their models, they have faith.

Posted by Blogorithm at February 3, 2005 11:18 AM

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