September 30, 2009
“Even if we don’t know what dark matter is, we know how it must act,” said Eduardo Abancens, a physicist at Spain’s University of Zaragoza and designer of a prototype dark matter detector
Dark matter is the modern fairy dust that makes everything (cosmologically) better. Upon observing that the universe would need to have several hundred times more mass than we can see to be consistent with modern theories, many scientists apparently thought "Fair enough, there must be several universes worth of invisible magic stuff hiding throughout the entirety of existence". Rather than the crazy heresy of "Maybe our theories need a little work".
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/20 ... atter.html