New Study Suggests Dark Matter Acts like a Particle

What is dark matter? A question that has baffled scientists for decades, the existence of dark matter itself has been debated at times. The problem with it is that it cannot be seen and yet, makes up over 96% of the total matter in the universe. According to research, dark matter is thought to make up most of our universe but we still do not know much about this mysterious substance. According to new studies, it seems that astronomers had been perceiving it in the wrong way all this time. It was only in the 1930’s that the existence of dark matter was first contemplated. And then the question came as to whether it behaved like a particle or a wave?


A New But Old Discovery

Dark matter at play New Study Suggests Dark Matter Acts like a Particle

Dark matter cannot be studied in detail because it cannot be seen – it passes through our universe completely unnoticed. This exotic object of interest can easily move through dimensions without being noticed. According to recent studies conducted at the University of Tokyo, dark matter may not be as exotic as we think after all. The studies suggest that dark matter behaves exactly like ‘pion’ which was discovered in the 1930s and binds atomic nuclei together.

What Does The Future Hold?

According to Hitoshy Murayama from the University of California, Berkeley the mass, interactions and properties are exactly the same between dark matter and pion. This has led to theories suggesting dark matter can interact with itself without any kind of external support. Since the mass distributions constantly change, it explains why scientists have not been able to detect it correctly for so long. These studies will be quite helpful in providing insights on how to detect dark matter in future experiments and perhaps we will fully understand how all of the universe came into existence.

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