|dethalternate||Date: Monday, 10-November-2014, 1:32 PM | Message # 1|
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Dark matter, considered the scaffolding of the universe because it provides the framework for its structures to build on, is being gobbled up by dark energy, according to a new study.
Dark energy is swallowing up dark matter, leaving a vast emptiness in its wake, according to a study conducted by researchers in Portsmouth and Rome. The findings suggest that dark energy appears to be growing as it interacts with dark matter, which is thought to make up more than 85 percent of all matter in the universe.
"If the dark energy is growing and dark matter is evaporating we will end up with a big, empty, boring Universe with almost nothing in it," says Professor David Wands, a member of the research team and Director of Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.
Since the 1998 breakthrough discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, cosmologists have held that, though mysterious, dark energy could be a universal constant. However, this simple model does not explain why the growth of cosmic structures, including galaxies and galaxy clusters, is slower than expected.
Read more/full article/source - http://rt.com/news/201655-dark-energy-matter-space/