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Fraser
2007-May-08, 05:12 PM
What role did dark matter play in the early Universe? Since it makes up the majority of matter, it must have some effect. A team of researchers is proposing that massive quantities of dark matter formed dark stars in the early Universe, preventing the first generations of stars from entering their main sequence stage. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/05/08/how-dark-matter-might-have-snuffed-out-the-first-stars/)

pantzov
2007-May-08, 10:30 PM
an interesting theory but many assumptions are made. until at least some sort of evidence is presented i will personally think of this as a flight of imagination.

Fraser
2007-May-08, 11:22 PM
Oh for sure. But they provide some possible ways to test it. That's how this works, the theorists provide new ideas, and the experimenters go out and look for the evidence.

Northwind
2007-May-09, 04:53 AM
an interesting theory but many assumptions are made. until at least some sort of evidence is presented i will personally think of this as a flight of imagination.

This belongs in the ATM section :sick:


I mean really how, do you get a job like these "scientist's"?

Do they just sit around smoking there favourite herbal ciggerette :D downing a few brewski's untill some comes up with an idea? :(

We don't even know dark matter or black holes exsist for 100%, and now it can do this!!

Wow

mcastel
2007-May-09, 09:27 AM
What role did dark matter play in the early Universe? Since it makes up the majority of matter, it must have some effect. A team of researchers is proposing that massive quantities of dark matter formed dark stars in the early Universe, preventing the first generations of stars from entering their main sequence stage. ...

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2007/05/08/how-dark-matter-might-have-snuffed-out-the-first-stars/)

Hello Fraser, I red with great interest your excellent explanation for the article on astro-ph! I have arranged an italian translation for my website, available at

http://www.gruppolocale.it/pn/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=740

Kind regards,

Marco Castellani
Rome Astronomical Observatory

Nick4
2007-Jun-07, 01:35 AM
Good idea but i dont think that dark matter snuffed out the stars i just think that it masked them...they might still be there.