June 14, 2024
Artist’s view of a massive black hole mergers in a cluster, possibly like GW190521, a gravitational wave observation by LIGO/Virgo.

Scientists explain missing black holes, dark matter with new model – study

Japanese researchers have proposed a new model for the formation of primordial black holes that could help explain the mysteries of dark matter and the early universe

Japanese scientists have put together a new model to explain some of the universe’s biggest mysteries: Missing black holes and the possible existence of dark matter.

The findings of this study were published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Physical Review Letters.

If true, the results of this research will help paint a more thorough picture of the early universe and the fabric of the cosmos itself.

Cosmic conundrums: Black holes, dark matter, and the birth of the universe

This study deals with some very complicated and still not fully understood concepts in astrophysics, so let’s break it down one at a time.

First, let’s start with the simplest: The universe itself.

The universe is thought to be around 13.8 billion years old. While starting incredibly small, it has since exploded into the nigh-infinite reaches of space we all know today. Since the Big Bang, the universe has gone from this small singularity to a paradoxically bustling yet empty span of space, populated by stars, galaxies, and other structures while also having vast amounts of emptiness.



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