Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

One of the Universe's Mysteries
10:38 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Scientist Looking for Answers to Dark Matter

Matthew Walker with Sally Egler, who was one of his teachers in Macomb

An astronomer who grew up in Macomb is one of the researchers looking to unlock the mystery that is dark matter.

“I think people should care about dark matter insofar as they care about the universe in which they live,” Matthew Walker said.

Dark matter cannot be seen, yet scientists estimate it accounts for roughly 80% of the matter in the universe.  

“What we have here on earth is great and unique and important, but it's clearly not all that there is,” Walker said.

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