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Fraser
2005-Sep-12, 04:49 AM
SUMMARY: Astronomers don't know what Dark Matter is, but they can see the effect of its gravity on regular matter. One possibility is that it's regular matter, but isn't emitting enough light for us to see. Another idea is that Dark Matter is an exotic form of matter that's much more massive than regular particles, but interact so weakly that they're almost impossible to detect. Researchers with the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search II have set up a series of detectors in an old iron mine in Minnesota that's shielded from cosmic radiation and might sense these particles.

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