Scientists from Oxford University announced the decision one of the main mysteries of modern physics.
Scientists from Oxford University announced the decision one of the main mysteries of modern physics – the problems of dark matter and dark energy. About it reports Sky News.
Researchers have long suspected that 95 percent of the Universe consists of these exotic “substances”. Dr. Jamie Ferns from the University of Oxford put forward the hypothesis that both substances combined in a “liquid” with negative mass.
Most galaxies are rotating with such speed that would have inevitably to fall apart. Under the assumption of Ferns lies the only explanation for why there is no such cosmic catastrophes. The fact that an object with negative mass would have to move in the opposite direction of repulsion. As suggested by Oxford researcher, with the expansion of the Universe mysterious “liquid” behaves this way and does not allow the galaxies to spread .
Previously, the scientific community refused to recognize the existence of negative matter. According to scientists, it would lose the density at the expansion of the Universe. This skepticism can be overcome with a version of “dark liquid” with negative gravity.
Now the hypothesis of Ferns check for cutting-edge radio telescope – the so-called “Square kilometer lattice” (Square Kilometre Array). In an international project participated including the University of Oxford.