Re: Where are they?

Anders Sandberg (
23 Nov 1997 00:28:45 +0100

Twink <> writes:

> At 09:16 AM 11/21/97 +0200, Leevi Marttila <> wrote:
> >There is two problems:
> >Where is missing mass in the universe?
> I question the question. Perhaps the universe is open, hyperbolic and
> infinite in extent. If so, then the search for the missing mass is like
> trying to find caloric or measure the Earth's movement against the
> aether.

It would still be missing, since it is detected (or rather, a
discrepance is detected) by the rotation curves of galaxies. The
cosmological density doesn't come into the question directly, although
many scientists no doubt hope the missing mass sets omega=1.

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