If dark matter does exist, then it is not in our neighborhood, say scientists.
According to widely accepted theories, more than 80% of the universe consists of dark matter, which can be detected only indirectly by the gravitational force it exerts.
However, a new study by a team of astronomers in Chile found that these theories do not match reality. Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have calculated the mass of matter near the Sun, expecting to find dark matter, but the results have amazed because they did not find traces of dark matter.
“The table we have calculated it fits very well with what we see – stars, dust, gas – near the Sun, which means that dark matter is not there,” said team leader, Christian Moni brush from University of Concepcion. “Therefore, if dark matter is not present where expected, means that you have found a new solution to its discovery. Mystery of dark matter has become … and more mysterious,” he concluded.