Dark matter

La matière noire

Les galaxies de notre Univers semblent arriver à réaliser une véritable prouesse. Elles tournent si vite que la gravité produite par la matière observable qu’elles contiennent ne peut pas les faire tenir ensemble ; logiquement, elles auraient dû se défaire depuis longtemps. Il en va de même pour les amas de galaxies.

Dark matter

Galaxies in our universe seem to be achieving an impossible feat. They are rotating with such speed that the gravity generated by their observable matter could not possibly hold them together; they should have torn themselves apart long ago. The same is true of galaxies in clusters, which leads scientists to believe that something they cannot see is at work. They think something we have yet to detect directly is giving these galaxies extra mass, generating the extra gravity they need to stay intact. They call this mysterious stuff dark matter.

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