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Confirmation of Dark Matter Clustering

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Research from a team of astronomers provides additional confirmation of RTB’s cosmic creation model. Simulations of the early universe show that dark matter clumping is the initial step in galaxy formation. These dark matter clumps then attract the normal matter that makes up the luminous galaxies that astronomers see. However, because dark matter emits no radiation, it is difficult to verify this prediction. Recently a team of international astronomers mapped the dark matter density in a distant galaxy cluster and confirmed that the luminous galaxies are coincident with concentrations of dark matter. This result presents another confirmation of the scientific cosmic creation model developed by RTB.

o   M. J. Lee et al., “Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys Weak-Lensing and Chandra X-Ray Studies of the High-Redshift Cluster MS 1054-0321,” Astrophysical Journal 634 (2005): 813-32.

o    http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/634/2/813/pdf/0004-637X_634_2_813.pdf

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