ASTRO: Astronomy article relating to Dark Matter

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 11:54:36 MDT

For those of you who are interested, there is a good article
"Out of Sight, Out of MOND" p. 26 August Astronomy mag, that
explains how a slight modification of newtonian dynamics
can make the "Dark Matter" problem "disappear".

An interesting discussion about how ~40 years of observations
can be explained by an almost 20 year year old theoretical
change (MOND) that most physicists are very reluctant to
consider. The current perspective will be strongly influenced
by the results to be obtained from the MAP mission that
was recently launched to map the cosmic microwave background
radiation anisotropy.

(One reason for you libertarians to pay your taxes is that
it takes money from a lot of people who have no real interest
in science and transfers it to scientists and engineers who
are trying to answer fundamental questions about how the
universe really works. If we didn't have the system setup
the way it is we would know a heck of a lot less about how
the universe works... No flames please, its just my opinion.)



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