Re: Wacky new theory about dark matter

Philip Witham (
Sat, 20 Nov 1999 12:49:13 -0800

>I believe, I'm paraphrasing Eliezer on another topic, when I say

There was a post recently regarding a theory derived from looking at the data from IRAS and asking what the ratio of monatomic to molecular hydrogen is in galaxies. Apparently, H2 can't be seen through the atmosphere, so astronomers made an assumption, which the IRAS data showed to be false. It had the potential to explain the missing mass very simply. Has anyone seen an update on this work and/or what's the latest on this?