Thursday, January 12, 2006

New evidence for a Dark Matter Galaxy

"New evidence that VIRGOHI 21, a mysterious cloud of hydrogen in the Virgo Cluster 50 million light-years from the Earth, is a Dark Galaxy, emitting no star light, was presented today at the American Astronomical Society..."

Whenever I hear about dark matter and dark galaxies, I always think: Wouldn't that be the signature of a post-singularity civilization? They're going to use all of the energy available from any source, and therefore they're not going to pointlessly radiate energy out into the universe-- any energy coming out is going to be communication.

I don't understand the astronomy enough to be able to relate that theory well to the data. I just wish the theory would be taken more seriously, so those who do know could flesh out the details.


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