Here it is something like 30 years later and I still find it all jaw-droppingly fascinating in a "goll-ee" kind of way.
And now it seems that scientists have found proof that dark matter does exist. Dark matter is like the Racer X to regular matter's Speed. It is almost invisible and it doesn't absorb or give off light. This week's National Geographic reports:
Scientists calculate that dark matter makes up about 25 percent of the universe.That is some cool shit, folks.
By contrast, ordinary matter—the stuff that makes up stars, planets, and everything on Earth—makes up no more than about 5 percent of the universe.
The other 70 percent of the universe, scientists believe, is made of dark energy, an even more elusive force that is pushing the universe apart at an ever increasing rate.