Ah! IN eternally elusive dark matter!! We are told that the universe is mostly dark matter, and yet we have never seen it. What we most often observe are celestial objects that interact with something that is thought to be dark matter.
The theory is quite plausible. After all, there seem to be too many things in the universe.
Scientists use complex mathematics, but basically claim that dark matter can essentially turn ordinary matter into more than its kind. Does this mean that we are all doomed to become dark matter?
Physicists do not necessarily also claim that dark matter grew at the beginning of the universe, but has since stopped. Ugh! What a relief!
How did it stop growing? According to scientists, dark matter cannot transform ordinary matter if the cosmos extends far from it. So what essentially saved our precious little space was the expansion of our universe.
There are still many unanswered questions about the theory, as is expected of any theory about something as elusive as dark matter. But the idea seems to fit well with the observations of dark matter we have today through the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
CMB refers to the weak (but clearly existing) cosmic background radiation that fills the entire space. It is also an important source of data for the early universe because it is the oldest electromagnetic radiation dating back to the recombination era.
Well, here it is, people! It is very likely that the universe will one day be complete transformed into dark matter. Are you scared already?