Friday, December 18, 2009

A dim view of dark matter

I was very excited to find that scientists think they’ve detected dark matter. But then I saw this:

The tests are being carried out in an underground laboratory in a defunct mine in northern Minnesota.

Now, I don’t want to be a killjoy, especially at this time of year, but what with the tests being so far underground, might it not be that what they’ve detected is just ordinary matter… in the dark?


DavidMWW said...

Or maybe coal?

jams o donnell said...

Haha. Seriously this is something I just can't get my head around but then physics was not my strong suit