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By Robert H. Sanders

So much astronomers and physicists now think that the problem content material of the Universe is ruled through darkish topic: hypothetical debris which have interaction with basic topic basically during the strength of gravity. although invisible to present direct detection equipment, darkish subject can clarify a number of astronomical observations. This ebook describes how this idea has built during the last seventy five years, and why it truly is now a valuable function of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. present makes an attempt to at once become aware of darkish subject in the community are mentioned, including the results for particle physics. the writer reviews at the sociology of those advancements, demonstrating how and why scientists paintings and have interaction. changed Newtonian Dynamics (MOND), the major replacement to this concept, can be awarded. This attention-grabbing evaluation will curiosity cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists. arithmetic is stored to a minimal, so the publication may be understood by means of non-specialists.

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