There's a dark-matter hurricane eating our galaxy.
But before you get your emergency kit together and start planning an evacuation route, you should probably know what it is and why you shouldn't actually worry.
First off, dark matter.
Scientists theorized it could make up around 85% of the universe but we're not quite sure what they consist of.
It could be weekly interacting massive particles, gravitationally interacting massive particles, or axions, which is hypothetical at this point.
Second, Stella Streams.
Scientist think these are high waves filled with cosmic debris, including dark market.
And this particular dark matter hurricane is part of what's called the S1 stream, and our galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy is inside that stream, right now This hurricane is kind of a big, dense cluster of dark matter.
That's really exciting to scientist because it's moving really, really fast and that means we could have a better chance of picking up dark matter signatures on detectors that scientists have set up around the globe.
And if not now, maybe in the future when we can check for specific signals that we see in these experiments regardless of whether dark matter is made up of WIMPs, GIMPs, axions or something totally different we haven't quite figure out yet.
You don't have anything to worry about from this hurricane.
It's not like any of the other major solar events that could wipe out humanity in the blink of an eye.
Like a massive solar flare, or a huge asteroid slamming into the planet, or Or [UNKNOWN] snapping his fingers.
So get out there and enjoy your week everybody.
We'll be keeping an eye on any discoveries that might come from this dark matter hurricane on cnet.com.
I'm Ashley Esqueda [UNKNOWN]
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