Survey finds no hint of dark matter near Solar System
In the largest survey of its kind to date, astronomers scouring the space around the Solar System for signs of dark matter — the hypothetical material believed to account for more than 80% of the mass in the Universe — have come up empty-handed......If confirmed, the surprising result would upend a long-established consensus, researchers not involved in the study say
Serious Blow to Dark Matter Theories? New Study Finds Mysterious Lack of Dark Matter in Sun's Neighborhood
The most accurate study so far of the motions of stars in the Milky Way has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the Sun. According to widely accepted theories, the solar neighbourhood was expected to be filled with dark matter, a mysterious invisible substance that can only be detected indirectly by the gravitational force it exerts. But a new study by a team of astronomers in Chile has found that these theories just do not fit the observational facts.
Dark matter mysteriously missing around sun
Astronomers first proposed the existence of dark matter to explain why stars moved the way they did in the Milky Way. It was as if extra matter was present, exerting a gravitational pull that influenced the motions of the stars.........According to widely accepted theories, the neighborhood around the sun should be filled with dark matter, with billions of these particles rushing through us every second. However, the most accurate study yet of motions of stars in the Milky Way now has found no evidence for dark matter in a large volume around the sun.
Dark Matter Is Missing in Sun's Neighborhood?
Substance isn't "where we needed it" to match theories, researcher says.......Dark matter is mysteriously missing from the sun's neighborhood, according to a new study that could provide ammunition for skeptics who argue that the invisible substance is just an illusion.
See that's the thing, Dodge. Every last article admits that dark matter is a theory, that it's hypothetical, yet it has been put forth as fact. ESSE QUAM VIDERI... To be, rather than to seem.
Does dark matter exist? I sure don't know, but neither do scientists despite the fact it seems the most likely explanation. Science today is having a major problem distinguishing between what has been absolutely proven vs what it rationalizes as being the most likely explanation. It is depending on circumstantial evidence and ignoring contradictions to that evidence.
It's not that someone like me doesn't think a good case has been made for human induced climate change, or even for dark matter. It's that I don't totally trust the findings of a scientific community that establishes theories as facts when they are still under investigation.