Astrophysicists have grown in their knowledge of the universe. Most of them know what stars are and where they come from. Why most Astrophysicists even know how the universe began. Yet, something still doesn’t add up. Many age-old mysteries regarding the universe’s origin and composition remain unsolved. And these very astrophysicists are starting to ask these frightening questions-What is the universe hiding? What aspect of the universe are we missing? Why do we keep missing it? The following are some of those baffling, mysteries.
What is Dark Energy?
With all the gravity in the universe, one would think the universe should be pulling together-but it’s not. In fact, the universe is stretching apart. Why? Scientists believe the answer is a kind of energy called Dark Energy. But they have no clue as to what it looks like, where it could be, or why it’s and why it’s stronger than gravity.
What is Dark Matter?
81% of matter in the universe is missing. But astrophysicists know it’s there because they can see its effects. (It keeps galaxies from tearing apart.) But they are no closer to figuring out what it is. Where is Dark Matter? What does it look like? Is Dark Matter a particle? The effects of another universe?
Why is there more Matter then Antimatter?
Matter and Antimatter are twins. One mirrors the other. However, this means that there should be equal amounts of matter and Antimatter. But as you know, Matter is far more common. Why? What happened when the universe began all those years ago that made matter more common than antimatter?
What caused the universe to re-ionize?
In its early days, the universe was a hot, energetic, place. Astronomers say that 13. billion years ago, it went through a re-ionization. The problem is, scientists have no clue what caused that re-ionization. Was it some extinct form of matter? An extinct type of particle? What?
The truth is, astrophysicists are no closer to answering those questions than when they were first proposed-in fact, they are quite baffled by them. And no mystery has ever terrified scientists more than those four.