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Dark matter makes up at least 27% of the universe. Everything on earth only adds up to less than 5% of the universe. Dark matter has been a mystery for a long time and continues to be in so many aspects. What is dark matter, and what do we know about it?

Dark matter is made of a combination of particles Show more Show less

Dark matter is made of very small neutral particles called Neutrinos.
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Dark matter is made of a combination of Baryonic and non-Baryonic material

Dark matter does not have to be one thing but can be a combination of particles including Baryonic and non-Baryonic matter

The Argument

Dark matter may consist of several types of particles including Baryonic material like black holes and non-Baryonic materials like neutrinos and axions. Most likely, dark matter is a combination of various non-Baryonic materials. Potential candidates for dark matter include dim brown dwarfs, white dwarfs, and neutron stars. Black holes may also be part of the picture.[1] Dark matter may be able to interact with itself and produce a variety of dark matter products. Dark matter can diversify due to these interactions. Dark matter might have the same kind of diversity that normal matter has. The diversity of dark matter might even lead to the possibility of a whole dark life.[2]

Counter arguments

Dark matter is composed of a single type of particle. While research is offering several possibilities for dark matter, more experimentation informs us on what dark matter is not. Research continues to narrow the possibilities and eventually there will be one type of dark matter. With time, scientists will become more certain of what dark matter is not, which will get them closer to what it is. [3]

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  1. https://www.space.com/20930-dark-matter.html#:~:text=The%20familiar%20material%20of%20the,baryonic%20or%20non%2Dbaryonic%20matter.&text=Potential%20candidates%20include%20dim%20brown,be%20part%20of%20the%20difference.
  2. https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/the-possible-parallel-universe-of-dark-matter
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uou3dsNt12U&ab_channel=SeanCarroll

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