Scientists have made a new claim about mini black holes that could shed light on the mysterious nature of dark matter…
Scientists have sparked a new debate about black holes that they believe hit the moon,leaving traces on our satellite. In fact, the researchers suggest that these claims will end the existing debate about dark matter. Researchers at Illinois State University (U.S.) and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics have released new explanations for their recent study. Here are the studies and explanations that stand out…
We have to study the moon for black holes!
The paper, published by two researchers at the Royal Astronomical Society,attracted a lot of attention. The study’s co-author, physicist Dr. Matt Caplanof Illinois State University, told CNET. Recently, the physicist said we could find fingerprints of black holes on the moon.
According to the study, black holes the size of atoms formed shortly after the Big Bang. These hyper-dense objects moved all over the universe and hit the moon. These mini-objects hit many cosmic bodies, including Earth, the study authors said. However, due to the thin atmosphere of the moon, our satellite was not as lucky as we were.
The study’s co-author, theoretical physicist Almog Yalinewichof the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, explained. “There’s basically nothing special about the moon,” Yalinewich said. The only reason we’re looking at the moon is because we know more. Some moons of Neptune, Jupiter or Mercury may also be good candidates,” he said.
Going a step further, the researchers said traces of the collision may still be on the moon. The impact will create small craters several meters wide with different shapes and characteristics than conventional asteroid impacts, the researchers said.
The team claims that if we find craters on the moon that fit this definition, we will prove the existence of these small, primitive black holes. To do so, he says, we’ll find these craters on future manned lunar missions like NASA’s Artemis program.
The researchers suggest the findings could shed light on dark matter. Many physicists believe that dark matter explains the majority of matter in the universe. According to the paper, scientists believe dark matter is made up of black holes made up of density fluctuations in the primitive universe. Therefore, if the mini black holes at the beginning of the universe pierced the moon, there is a possibility that dark matter will leave behind.