So-Called Anomalies in NASA-Hubble 3D Dark Matter Map Explained

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By Jerome Drexler – Astro-Cosmology Author

The recent 3D mapping of the dark matter of the universe is a major astronomical accomplishment of NASA and the Hubble telescope. However, the researchers’ reports of so-called discrepancies and anomalies in the distribution of dark matter relative to the distribution of ordinary matter has prevented the 3D mapping from being an immediate cosmological success.

A study of the researchers’ Jan. 7 comments during a press conference following the presentation of their scientific paper at the 209th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Seattle, Wash., provides some insight into the reasons behind the researchers’ reports of apparent discrepancies and anomalies. (See their comments below.)

Based upon their stated concerns about the so-called discrepancies and anomalies, the researchers apparently believe in the bottom-up theory of galaxy formation, not the top-down theory of galaxy formation, which has some support including that of Jerome Drexler.

The astronomical data the researchers are concerned about actually support the top-down theory of galaxy formation and if the data had been described in that manner there would not have been the issue of discrepancies or anomalies – and the 3D mapping might have been considered a cosmological success as well as an astronomical success.

Some relevant comments by some of the dark-matter-map researchers at an AAS press conference in Seattle on Jan. 7, 2007 are as follows:

  • “We have to resolve discrepancies in the otherwise strong connection between ordinary matter and dark matter.”
  • “Finding what I would call ‘naked’ clumps of dark matter where there are no galaxies for me is very strange. All dark matter clumps of sufficient size should have galaxies – if our understanding is correct.”
  • “We see that dark matter concentrations sometimes seem to have no corresponding ordinary matter.”
  • “For the moment, no one is talking about needing to revise cosmological models; but everything hinged on the size of these anomalies.”
  • “The discrepancies could turn out simply to be artifacts, caused by noise in the data. But then again, they could be real.”
  • A researcher said the anomalies were “tantalizing” and that his team was eager to investigate them more closely.

    The bottom-up theory, where small galaxies form first and then merge over time to form large galaxies, is known to have serious flaws. For example, note that at the same AAS conference, New York University researchers gave a paper based upon their astrophysics paper, “A New Force in the Dark Sector?” Their paper states, “The number of superclusters observed in SDSS data appears to be an order of magnitude [about ten times] larger than predicted by Lambda-Cold Dark Matter] simulations.”

    Since Lambda-Cold Dark Matter simulations are based on the bottom-up theory of galaxy formation, the NYU researchers are indicating that the bottom-up theory is extremely inaccurate in predicting the number of superclusters in the universe. Therefore the so-called anomalies and discrepancies reported by the 3D dark-matter-map researchers may have evolved simply because the researchers tested the 3D astronomical data against the wrong galaxy-formation theory. The NASA-Hubble researchers should now test the so-called discrepancies and anomalies against the top-down theory of galaxy formation.

    In the top-down theory of galaxy formation, the well-known long, large, slightly curved dark matter filaments form potential galaxy clusters where such dark matter filaments intersect and collide. Then small and large galaxies form in this cluster region from the remnants of the collisions of the intersecting dark matter filaments.

    The top-down theory of galaxy formation is further explained in the pages of ten Index references in Jerome Drexler’s May 2006, 295-page astro-cosmology book titled “Comprehending and Decoding the Cosmos: Discovering Solutions to Over a Dozen Cosmic Mysteries by Utilizing Dark Matter Relationism, Cosmology, and Astrophysics.” The book has been on Amazon.com Best Seller lists in Astrophysics or Cosmology in the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany.

    This May 2006 paperback book is a sequel to Drexler’s December 2003 book, “How Dark Matter Created Dark Energy and the Sun: An Astrophysics Detective Story.” Both books are published and sold by Universal Publishers and also sold by Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, and other book sellers.

    Jerome Drexler, former NJIT Research Professor of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology and retired Chairman and chief scientist of LaserCard Corp. (Nasdaq: LCRD), began his career as a Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories. He has been granted 76 U.S. patents, two honorary Doctor of Science degrees, a degree of Honorary Fellow of the Technion, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship from Stanford University and a three-year Bell Labs graduate study fellowship.

    Recent AScribe Newswire stories discussing Jerome Drexler’s theories of dark matter or dark matter cosmology that were published on the Internet include:

    12/26/2006 – Dark Matter Emits Gamma Rays, X-Rays, EUV Ultraviolet Rays, Says Astro-Cosmology Author Jerome Drexler

    12/05/2006 – In 2008, NASA May Determine if Dark Matter is Cold and Passive or Hot, Active, and Ultraviolet Luminous

    9/05/2006 – Dark Matter’s Identity Revealed by Deciphering 14 Cosmic Clues

    7/17/2006 – Russian Scientists and Drexler: Dark Matter of the Universe May Radiate Ultraviolet Light

    Contact Jerome Drexler at 650-941-2716 or [email protected]

    Jerome Drexler, inventor of the LaserCard optical memory card, worked at Bell Labs, was a research professor in physics at NJIT, and chief scientist of LaserCard Corp. Drexler is the author of four books on his discovery of the nature of dark matter, dark energy and “dark matter cosmology” of the universe.