Dark forces in a parallel universe
A dark force only felt by our parallel universe of dark matter. Sounds like science fiction but science is taking the latest findings seriously.
If ever there was a parallel universe to ours this is it. Parallel, because we can’t see it, but we can detect its gravitational presence. It’s called dark matter, it makes up about 80% of the observable universe, but we know almost nothing about it.
We can’t see it directly with any of our telescopes; we haven’t detected it in our huge experiments at CERN. Never the less, most scientists still believe it exists. Without dark matter, it’s difficult to understand the universe we live in. Dark matter is not enough on its own, though.
We also need another hypothetical something, called Dark energy. A type of energy that while making up a massive 98% of the universe. Dark Energy Is a form of energy that we know next to nothing about.
A new dark force?
On April 7th, 2015, a team of Hungarian researchers published some experimental results. For which they claimed, conventional physics could not offer a satisfactory explanation.
Some time later, a well-known group of theorists in California substantiated this bold claim. Further adding the theory, that the results may be a look at the physics of the elusive dark matter. They proposed a new ‘dark’ force that only dark matter can experience.
The standard model for understanding particles and forces has only four forces. They are Electromagnetism, Nuclear strong, Nuclear weak and gravity. But the first 3 of these forces only interact with ‘regular’ matter. So it seems reasonable that the dark universe should have its unique forces as well.
Claims of new forces are not uncommon. Such claims are usually dismissed or explained away by conventional theory in time.
If however, further research shows that the Hungarian results are correct. We could be looking at an entirely new era of physics.