Half of the universe’s ‘missing matter’ is finally found: Elusive particles link pairs of galaxies through filaments of hot gas

Daily Mail
October 11, 2017

The elusive ‘missing’ half of the universe’s observable matter has been found by two teams of astronomers in a world first. 

Scientists think the universe is made up of regular matter, dark matter and dark energy – though experts are yet to detect the latter two.

Models of space claim there should be twice as much regular matter – made up of protons, electrons and neutrons – in space as previous observations have found.

This missing matter has now finally been found, and experts say it’s made of particles called baryons linking galaxies together through filaments of hot gas.

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This article was posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:48 am

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