The debate on the missing 90% of the Universe may be coming to a close.
Scientists and astronomers have battled to explain why the observable Universe was 90% less in mass than it should be according to their calculations. Now a crack team of astonomers using The Very Large Telescope in Chile have found the answer. It was always there with a slight tweak of their instruments and using a different wavelength to detect the light emitted by Hydrogen atoms they have found the missing galaxies. The galaxies seen where part of the earlier Universe and therefore very far away.
Unfortunately this still does not explain dark matter and its influence on the galaxies closer to us.
“…this has nothing to do with dark matter. As it happens, 90% of the matter in the Universe is in a form that emits no light, but affects other matter through gravity. We know it exists, and you can find out why here. We know it exists locally, in nearby galaxies and clusters of galaxies, too. This new result doesn’t affect that, since the now un-hidden galaxies are very far away, like many billions of light years away. They can’t possibly affect nearby galaxies, so they don’t account for dark matter.”
Source: Discover Magazine via Slashdot