Dark matter captured for the first time

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    A substance so common that it makes up three-fourths of all the matter in the universe, but which has never been seen because it is invisible, may have been captured at an old Minnesota iron ore mine.

    The announcement, which if confirmed would be a hugely important discovery in the field of physics,was made by several American laboratories on Thursday. They said the find was made by detectors below ground at the bottom of the mine.

    Scientists have theorized the existence of dark matter for more than 70 years. In 1933 the astronomer Fritz Zwicky argued that galaxies could not be held together unless an invisible material provided gravity. His experiments showed that the Coma galaxy cluster must have had a mass of about 400 times the amount that could be visually observed.

    A 1980 paper based on spectrograph studies hypothesized that more than half of the mass of all of the galaxies in the universe would have to be comprised of dark matter because, otherwise, Newton's Law of Gravity would not be universal.

    Scientists say they may have captured mysterious "dark matter"
     
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    Why so little attention?
     
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    Does Dark Matter cause Man-made Global Warming?
     
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    No. That''s millions of degrees of heat radiating from the core of our planet.
     
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    "A 1980 paper based on spectrograph studies hypothesized that more than half of the mass of all of the galaxies in the universe would have to be comprised of dark matter because, otherwise, Newton's Law of Gravity would not be universal."

    Translation: the bedrock principles of physics still are problematic, but Man Made Global Warming is "Settled Science"
     
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    Once you capture dark material you never go back.
     
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    "The scientists making the announcement on Thursday noted that there is about a 25 percent chance that the results obtained by the detectors in the Minnesota mine could be explained by other events."

    They can't commit to the million degree heat as the explanation. Cowards! If Patton were here, he'd slap their faces!
     
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    Anyone else see the irony? Man-made Global Warming = Settled Science, but gravity = we're not too sure

    Bueller?

    anyone?

    McFly?

    Bueller?
     
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    In related news, light matter was discovered on top of the polar ice caps. This invisible matter is thought to emit heat and cause melting. Light matter is made by combining carbon dioxide with stupidity releasing a short burst of manipulated data. The manipulated data is thought to burn a whole in large quanitites of money, resulting in the release of heat.
     
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    Booosh is not longer president!

    Behahahahaha
     

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