A ‘Matter’ of Fact

This week in Science we discussed what ‘matter’ was.

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We concluded that matter is a physical substance (a solid, liquid or gas) (although it can also be a plasma).

Someone mentioned a computer game which had ‘dark matter’ in it… so I thought that it may be interesting for you to do some research into ‘dark matter’ and what it is!! Have a look at the pictures and answer the questions below. I have linked a few websites to help with your research.

So here are the questions:

What is ‘dark matter’?

How much of the universe is believed to be ‘dark matter’?

Do you believe in ‘dark matter’?

What do you think will make up ‘dark matter’?

And here are some useful websites:

General information on ‘dark matter’

Link from the NASA website

Explanation of what ‘dark matter’ is

 

Good luck; this is really complicated information, but also incredibly interesting and a little bit scary!

4 thoughts on “A ‘Matter’ of Fact

  1. What do you think will make up ‘dark matter’?

    Dark Energy, Dark Matter
    In the early 1990’s, one thing was fairly certain about the expansion of the Universe. It might have enough energy density to stop its expansion and it might have so little energy density that it would never stop expanding, but gravity was certain to slow the expansion as time went on. Granted, the slowing had not been observed, but, theoretically, the Universe had to slow.

    What does dark matter mean.?

    Ordinary matter makes up everything we can see, smell or touch. This matter – which is made from atoms – also makes up planets and stars.

    Do you believe in ‘dark matter’?
    Yes

    What do you think will make up ‘dark matter’?

    It is about 26.8(dark matter)

  2. What is dark matter?

    Dark matter is a matter which can not be detected.Dark matter could be possibly
    Brown dwarfs ,”failed”stars that never ignited because they lacked mass to start burning.Dark matter can possibly be white dwarfs,the remnants of cores of dead smell-to medium size stars.

    How much of the universe is believed to be dark matter?

    Only about 15% of the universe is made out of atoms.The remainder is dark matter.

    Do I believe in dark matter?

    I do not believe in dark matter,because in the texts it says that dark matter can not be detected so I need evidence.

    What do think dark matter is made of?

    I think dark matter ………

  3. what is dark matter?
    *It is a nonluminos material
    *it exists in outer space
    *there is 2 kinds of dark matters hot dark matter and small dark matter
    *the particles are randomly moving
    *80% of the mass in the universe is made of a material scientists cannot directly observe

    Do you believe in dark matter?
    *yes i do believe in dark matter

    what do you think makes up dark matter?
    *there are far too little visible matter in the universe
    *27% is required by the observations
    *The articles are called baryons

    How much of the universe is believed to be dark matter
    *in the early 1990s one thing was fairly certain about th expansion of the universe
    *there was very little energy density
    *gravity was sure to stop the expansion of the universe
    *roughly 68% of the universe is a dark matter!

  4. Astronomers believe that there must also be another kind of invisible “dark matter ” wich is spread throughout the universe.Dark matter can even act like a magnifying glass,bending and distorting light from galaxies and clusters behind it.

    Only about 15%of the matter in the universe is made of atoms.The remainder is dark matter.

    Dark matter was first discovered by Fritz Zwicky who worked in calteck in 1933.
    For the first 150 years after Big Bang, there were no galaxies or stars or planets.
    The universe was featureless

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