Talk:Dark matter

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Sterile Neutrinos[edit]

Sterile Neutrinos is currently a hot candidate for Dark Matter. The standard model presumes that there are 3 neutrinos (electron, mu and tau) and that they're massless. They provenly aren't massless, effectively killing the standard model. A minimalist patch to allow neutrinos with mass is the seesaw mechanism which requires 2 extra neutrinos. The article WP:Sterile Neutrino has some links indicating a possibility that sterile neutrinos are on the verge to be discovered. My previous googlings indicate that sterile neutrino is hot stuff within theoretical physics, partially because the current accelerators are quite capable to detect these sterile neutrinos if given long enough time to run. Rursus dixit (yada³!) 13:49, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Dark matter[edit]

... is merely ordinary matter on the 'other side' of the next-up equivalent of the Moebius strip and the Klein bottle object that the universe is. 212.85.6.26 (talk) 17:29, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Duuuuuuudeeee, what if like, matter, is just, like, all in your head, mannnnnn --Ymir (talk) 05:53, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Skepticism[edit]

I think that barring definitively confirmatory evidence we should reserve a healthy amount of skepticism for this concept. There are alternative theories to the dark matter hypothesis that serve to explain the gravitational lensing phenomena and difference in gravity. Withoutaname (talk) 03:53, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

The mainstream consensus in astrophysics is that none of the alternative hypotheses to dark matter adequately explain all the observed phenomena. Sure, we can mention them, but don't give undue balance. A lot of people smarter than both you and me have spent a lot of time on this and have come to the conclusion that dark matter is the most probable hypothesis. (Also your link is to a nonexistent article section. Were you planning to write that section?) --Ymir (talk) 05:52, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Fixed the link. Withoutaname (talk) 06:29, 25 May 2016 (UTC)