Monday, May 14, 2007

NASA Hubble Space Telescope Detects Ring of Dark Matter

The following catched my attention during this morning's webwalk.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope Detects Ring of Dark Matter

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on May 15 to discuss the strongest evidence to date that dark matter exists. This evidence was found in a ghostly ring of dark matter in the cluster CL0024+17, discovered using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The ring is the first cluster to show a dark matter distribution that differs from the distribution of both the galaxies and the hot gas. The discovery will be featured in the May 15 issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

"Rings" puts bells ringing! In TGD Universe dark matter characterized by a gigantic value of Planck constant making dark matter a macroscopic quantum phase in astrophysical length and time scales. Rotationally symmetric structures - such as rings- with an exact rotational symmetry Zn, n very very large, of the "field body" of the system, is the basic prediction. In the model of planetary orbits the rings of dark matter around Bohr orbits force the visible matter at the Bohr orbit (see this).

For more details see the chapter Quantum Astrophysics of "Classical Physics in Many-Sheeted Space-time".


Kea said...

Too funny! I just posted about this.

Matti Pitkänen said...

I just said more or less same in
your blog!

Kea said...

Hurrah!! Of course, people are going to want more instances of this before they buy it.