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MISSING MATTER?

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Posted by Bud Bock on June 7, 2003 15:35:16 UTC

Hi. I'm new, but I don't want to waste a whole post saying, "hi, I'm new." So here's my two cents.

There is a piece of the puzzle missing from the Big Bang model. Where is the missing energy or mass? The dilemma is this...

At some point there was enough energy to propel our universal expansion at a certain rate. But from our measurements we can only account for something like 10% of the matter necessary to have caused the energy behind the expanding mass we observe.

Some scientists propose "dark" matter and/or energy. But this seems to be a weak hypothesis, especially considering how much "stuff" we can't find. Basically we say "the observations don't match what we think should be there," so instead of backing up to some point and rethinking our models we conclude, "there's another form of matter."

Is this good science? Or is the Big Bang an incomplete theory?

Hopefully that wasn't too simplistic for you guys.

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