Originally posted by saucie:
Dark matter wasn't something that Futurama made up. I think it's what a black hole is comprised of.
Ahm... not exactly.
Black holes are made out of plain ol' regular
matter, that's been squeezed by gravity down into nothing.
"Dark" matter was originally something the astronomers & physicists cooked up to explain apparent inconsistencies in the theory of gravitation.
Essentially it was supposed to be an unseen source of gravity. Since it couldn’t be seen like stars, galaxies, or other luminous objects it was ‘dark
If anyone has the time, inclination, or curiosity,
you might read this
, or this
.I... uh... I'll just crawl back under my rock now...