Dark matter supposedly fills the universe with over five times more matter than we observe in nature. Without its gravitational effects, our universe as we know it could not exist.
But what is it? We can’t see it so even our best telescopes are useless. To the best of our knowledge it doesn’t emit radiation so we can’t detect it that way. Yet we know its there. So What Is It?
Let’s look at the information we already have.
1. We know its matter because gravitational forces have been detected in suspected areas of it.
2. Computational models state that it is required in order for cohesion to assist in plasma structure formation. (This means that it must be comprised of something with a magnetic field itself, and that can exist in and interact within a charged state.)
3. Mathematical models state that more matter than currently observed and noted must be required for our universe to exist.
4. We know that it is able to bend light. (This suggests that it is physical matter with gravitational attraction)
If I have a piece of matter that has a small particulate size in relationship to its field; such as light, I am going to have a particle that has an extremely high rate of speed, and a measurably less chance of colliding with an opposing object.
If I however the matter I have has a larger particulate size in relationship to its magnetic field, like Carbon, my piece of matter will;
* Be much larger and have a heavier atomic weight.Thus it will be more prone to interact or cause interactions with other particles. (Self explanatory)
* It will have a greater atomic weight, and thus greater gravitational attractive force)
* It will be slower and therefore higher densities will be required for it to be able to perform its own interactions. (It will have insulate as well as conductive properties)
* It will have a stronger magnetic field. (It will be able to affect light/ Bend it)
* Since it exists in our universe, it must be able to exist within all of the known states of matter. As this includes plasma, we must also assume that it is positively charged, and can exist in a charged state.
So, if we take what we know about regular matter, and compare it to what we believe dark matter should be, we see that the two are the same. That all we need is just regular, plain old matter.
That’s the problem though right? We know its supposed to be just regular, solid, pieces of stuff, and therefore should be able to see it or detect it. But we can’t!
Yes we can……
Imagine.: A glass enclosure with everything inside of it necessary to create a universe. You’ve got a bunch of matter, some rules that guide interactions and create mechanisms, you make the components pretty much compatible, and give it all a spark right?
Wrong! You forgot to “shake” it!
Why? Because in this universe, the “box” creates an environment of containment. Physics states that matter will search for the path of least resistance when traveling, and will therefore also seek out a position in space of less pressure or density. In a closed system, for there to be any density at all, this mechanism would have to first occupy every inch of available space first. Only then can it build pressures enough to force movement or maintain its own state.
So the shake would first provide enough (lets say static charge for now) to “disperse” all of our matter within the box, and therefore “fill the environment, otherwise our “rules” wouldn’t work either right?)
It will also allow us to provide a “small” charge to the model thus supplying it with enough energy to sustain itself. If all matter has its own energy by its structure, then any additional energy added to the environment would/could be used in conversion, transference loss and gains, etc. and there would always still be an excess available.
Anyway. I could go on. Let’s get back to our search.
We’re looking for regular matter,that we can’t see.
Well, if someone “shook the box,” wouldn’t all of that matter simply be “all around?” In every space in the box? Perhaps even like a fine dust? Science currently accepts that this is true. That space is indeed filled with matter, just that it is on an extremely small scale.
Ok, well. With the vastness of space, and the relative size of matter generally, I would concede that the missing matter is actually this dust. Its just that it is in concentrations or densities in some locations may be so thin as to seem almost empty. The space however “must” be occupied, even if only because our awareness of it has given it a location in space. (If we can see it, we know that there was at least a photon there at one time)
So, lets now take this vastness of space, put all of these pieces of matter there, and let them all move around freely. As particles prefer to remain moving, and since they are also controlled through gravitational and magnetic attraction, things start to happen right away. Like particles try to find their counterparts, as others fight to do the same.. In some of these places concentrations start to build as does their gravitational force. Just because we can’t “see” the matter, doesn’t mean it isn’t there, and isn’t interacting, or causing interactions.
Imagine: You are in a room on Earth. The room is filled with air. You can’t see it, taste it, or detect it without it in large enough concentrations, state for its interactions to be observed.
But it doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. It doesn’t mean that it isn’t filling the entire room. And if it were in strong enough concentration, it would be observable, as well as able to interact easier within its environment.
Back to space.
Let’s take a particle we know can and does exist in space. We’ll call it Hydrogen.
Since it fits our requirements we’ll use it as our general “medium” for this demonstration. (Yes, I am aware that this theory would really consist of different combinations etc. This is to keep it simple)
So. we have Hydrogen. It meets all of our requirements. We fill our “space.” Give it a charge and wait for things to happen.
As things start to move, concentrations build as described previously. Except now we imagine that one of those concentrations is of our Hydrogen. Let’s assume that in our area of space there are greater magnetic forces surrounding our matter, this would assist in the mechanism being used to create the pressure differences.
As the concentration of Hydrogen builds, so does its gravitational attraction, and it’s optical interference, and its measurable mass. Now place it one Billion light years from your location, but give your detection equipment the sensitivity to detect its very small interference. Now try and figure out what it was.
Just regular old matter.
In areas of space and size difficult for your mind to imagine.
June 8, 2013