New theory of stealth dark matter may explain universe’s missing mass
Unlike a neutron, which is bound by the ordinary strong interaction of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the stealthy neutron would have to be bound by a new and yet-unobserved strong interaction, a dark form of QCD.
To explain why dark matter has gone completely undetectable for decades since it was first dreamed of, they’ve now postulated that it’s made of a completely undetected particle bound by undetected forces they just made up.
Your tax dollars at work.
I love modeling. [/sarc]
Funny though; some other people have long suggested an alternative to ‘dark matter’ that relies on actual observations of matter that really exists and known electromagnetic forces tested in the lab.* Forces several orders of magnitude stronger than gravity.
* The ‘electric universe’ concept is a rather all-encompassing theory that unfortunately includes ideas like the ‘electric sun’. However, the basic elements — plasma is the majority of the matter in the universe and is electrically active — are consistent with observations. Mainstream scientists just can’t seem to wrap their heads around the idea that electrically active material will influence surrounding matter via magnetic and even static forces. Except when they do.