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    Scientists Detect "Dark Flow:" Matter From Beyond the Visible Universe

    Just as unseen dark energy is increasing the rate of expansion of the universe, there's something else out there causing an unexpected motion in distant galaxy clusters. Scientists believe the cause is the gravitational attraction of matter that lies beyond the observable universe, and they are calling it "Dark Flow," in the [...]

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    [...] they are calling it "Dark Flow," in the vein of two other cosmological mysteries, dark matter and dark energy.
    That's what we don't need: another conceptualized thing labeled "Dark".
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    Dark is the new black.

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    Cool gone fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by 01101001 View Post
    That's what we don't need: another conceptualized thing labeled "Dark".
    01101001. Seems it used to be that knowledge of the hidden was the opposite of science, which studied the observable. Now we are to infer stuff from beyond the edge of the visible universe? I'm going to start fishing more, and reading cosmology less.

    see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occult

    edit: I take that back...I'm going hunting for NASA's 90 rubber ducklings
    pete
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