Does dark matter have different elements?


Does dark matter have different elements?


Elements are substances made of all the same kind of atom, meaning that all atoms of the substance have the same physical and chemical properties. The atoms are made of protons and neutrons in the nucleus that are orbited by electrons. The number of protons in the nucleus determines the element of the atom.

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Although scientists are learning more about dark matter each day, they simply do not know if dark matter could have different elements. It is possible...

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Dark Matter & Gravitational Lensing


Chapter 4 / Lesson 9

Dark matter refers to materials and substances in the universe's mass that scientists are unable to directly observe. Learn about dark matter and gravitational lensing. Explore how communities are held together, and review gravity, dark matter, and clusters to understand dark matter from the perspective of gravitational lensing.

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