I think that in less than a decade we will understand dark matter very well, but will still be looking at models that explain dark energy. I think dark matter probably will be understandable without needing to know whether brane theory is correct, as it operates on a very local scale. Dark energy, on the other hand, is something that we do not know whether is absolutely uniformly spread across the universe or not.
Originally posted by Greg
@Mar 20 2005, 03:40 AM
I like the idea of trying to describe dark matter and dark energy as different manifestations of the same poorly understood phenomenon or characteristic of the universe on a large scale.
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