Thought for the month

“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Painful science

Newton getting hit by an apple might be an apocryphal tale. Even if true no real harm was done using the head as a gravity detector. To date the hunt for dark matter has been thorough, expensive and unsuccessful. A new paper proposes constraints on the nature of dark matter based on the absence of unexplained gunshot-like impact wounds around the world. Dangerous work astronomy.

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