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Is Earth Growing a Hairy Dark Matter 'Beard'?
discovery.com ^ | Nov 23, 2015 03:48 PM ET // by | Ian O'Neill

Posted on 11/23/2015 4:24:17 PM PST by BenLurkin

Gary Prezeau of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., describes the results of his theoretical model that goes some way to explain how streams of dark matter particles may interact with our planet's gravitational field.

"A (dark matter) stream can be much larger than the solar system itself, and there are many different streams crisscrossing our galactic neighborhood," said Prézeau in a JPL press release. "When gravity interacts with the cold dark matter gas during galaxy formation, all particles within a stream continue traveling at the same velocity."

As these streams begin to interact with a planet, according to results from his computer simulation, the streams pass straight through, focusing as an "ultra-dense filament,"producing many dark matter "hairs" that seem to sprout well above Earth’s surface. This stream will not interact with our planet's normal matter, it will pass through as if nothing were there, but channeled by the intensity of Earth’s gravity.

However, it's not just Earth; all gravitational fields, and therefore all the planets of the solar system, should experience an intense concentration of dark matter, projecting strands of dark matter far into interplanetary space. For Earth, the dark matter streams will emerge from the planet, concentrating as "roots" of the dark matter hairs around 600,000 miles above the surface...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: darkenergy; darkforce; darkmatter; garyprezeau; jpl; nasa; speedofdark; stringtheory
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1 posted on 11/23/2015 4:24:17 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

New razors being offered on Cable TV at bargain prices.


2 posted on 11/23/2015 4:26:42 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BenLurkin

#DarkMatterMatters. It might help explain some of the empty cranial voids of many on Earth that stir up reactions.


3 posted on 11/23/2015 4:28:41 PM PST by soycd
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To: BenLurkin

No, that’s just the former SF Giants’ reliever, Brian Wilson, “The Bearded One”, the first in a long line of shoe-polish, black-bearded pitchers.


4 posted on 11/23/2015 4:29:12 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: BenLurkin

Why did they have to use gay slang?


5 posted on 11/23/2015 4:30:20 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Don Corleone

Isn’t the existence of dark matter still theoretical?


6 posted on 11/23/2015 4:32:26 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (It's the apocalypse, lets have some fun!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Yea,now they’re developing theories based on theories.

Oh woe is modern science.


7 posted on 11/23/2015 4:39:08 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: BenLurkin
Hairy Dark Matter 'Beard'?

I don't know about the earth but I definitely see a new trend in men growing long and thick beards.

In another time I wouldn't give a thought to it but given what's going on in the world today, every time I see one I automatically think of the Islamists who are not only defined by their actions but their skanky beards........

Is there a connection between the western beard wearers and their copying the Islamists in an attempt to look tough and badass? I don't know.......

It's certainly up for discussion......

8 posted on 11/23/2015 4:41:02 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: BenLurkin
"ultra-dense filament producing many dark matter hairs"

Now I finally understand...


9 posted on 11/23/2015 4:43:46 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not, no explanation is possible)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s a great theory on how dark matter will interact with gravity.

Now if they can prove it even exists, that would be kinda nice.


10 posted on 11/23/2015 4:46:41 PM PST by DesertRhino ("I want those feeble minded asses overthrown,,,")
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To: BenLurkin

Chuck Norris is not impressed...


11 posted on 11/23/2015 4:46:41 PM PST by Raymann
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To: BenLurkin

Calling it dark matter is racist


12 posted on 11/23/2015 4:48:07 PM PST by woofie
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To: BenLurkin
Yes!

earth with a beard - Funnyjunk.com

13 posted on 11/23/2015 4:50:39 PM PST by ETL (Ted Cruz 2016!! -- For a better, safer America)
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To: BenLurkin
Was not there a toy back in the 50's where you used a magnet wand to move iron shavings in a sealed box to shape a beard on a picture of a man's face?
14 posted on 11/23/2015 4:51:42 PM PST by buckalfa (I am feeling much better now.)
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To: ETL

LOL!


15 posted on 11/23/2015 5:09:39 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: BenLurkin

Man, the expansion of the Caliphate is even worse than I thought.


16 posted on 11/23/2015 5:16:59 PM PST by Old Yeller (Obama's Iran nuclear deal - The Devil is in the details.)
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To: buckalfa

Yeah. Forget what it was called. Maybe someone recalls. - I
never could get the iron shavings to stay where I put them.
So, he ended up with hairs growing out his nose, too much
hair on his eyebrows. Skimpy beard.


17 posted on 11/23/2015 5:17:08 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I have noticed all the beards/mustaches all ges of males are growing. This a.m. I stopped at a Starbucksfo a coffee and the guys behnd he counter had short beards and staches. A young father in front of me in line also sported the same. I asked what up with all the Isis beards and they all looked surprised. None of them had thought about the idea, but it did start a conversation.


18 posted on 11/23/2015 5:21:20 PM PST by amihow
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To: BenLurkin

He is describing “The Threads of Pern.”


19 posted on 11/23/2015 5:27:58 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: amihow

I have noticed all the beards/mustaches all ges of males are growing. This a.m. I stopped at a Starbucksfo a coffee and the guys behnd he counter had short beards and staches. A young father in front of me in line also sported the same. I asked what up with all the Isis beards and they all looked surprised. None of them had thought about the idea, but it did start a conversation.

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All the men are wearing Muslim beards and all the women are wearing these big scarf things around their necks that look to me like they could be head coverings and look very Muslim.

People imitate their masters. Even when they don’t know it.


20 posted on 11/23/2015 5:37:15 PM PST by Chickensoup (We lose our freedoms one surrender at a time)
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