NASA, Russians Should Soon Detect Extreme UV from Dark Matter in Our Local Group Galaxy Cluster
LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif., June 4 – The possibility of detection of extreme ultraviolet or ultraviolet photons from dark matter in our Local Group galaxy cluster progressed in 2006 when NASA decided in October 2006 to upgrade the Hubble UV telescope sensitivity by a factor of 30 in 2008 and Russia announced in June 2006 it will launch an ultraviolet astronomical observatory in 2010 having a 1.7 meter main mirror.
Professor Boris Shustov, Director of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was quoted in 2006 as saying: “One should particularly emphasize the observatory’s role in detecting the so-called dark matter of the Universe and unlocking its secrets because such dark matter can only be seen by large ultraviolet telescopes.” Apparently the Russians doubt the primacy of Cold Dark Matter, which doesn’t emit EUV or UV photons.
Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and UV photons are difficult to detect from space using an Earth-based telescope because the Earth’s atmosphere scatters/absorbs a very large percentage of such light passing through it. That is, even if the so-called dark matter of the universe is luminous in the EUV or UV, it still could appear dark through a telescope on the earth’s surface.
Therefore, although astronomers, astrophysicists, and cosmologists have assumed for the past 20 years that the dark matter of the universe is cold, passive, and absolutely dark it actually may be hot, active, and emit EUV or UV light or even soft X-rays.
This Russian news came 30 months after Jerome Drexler’s December 2003 astrophysics book had disclosed that his dark matter model comprises high-velocity relativistic protons (hydrogen atoms without the electron) that emit synchrotron radiation and that the dark matter of our Local Group galaxy cluster, which includes the Milky Way, is linked to EUV photons.
After Drexler publicized the Russian announcement, he received emails from a U.S. university astronomer that linked Drexler’s relativistic-proton dark matter model, as a source of synchrotron radiation, to the long-observed EUV and soft X-ray radiation from galaxy clusters.
The U.S. astronomer’s emails provided the following information: “An extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray excess has been detected from clusters of galaxies more than ten years ago by EUVE and ROSAT. Today the XMM-Newton satellite continues the research in this exciting field.” And, “In this case the EUV and soft X-ray excess from clusters, which is by now a well established phenomenon, could be used to support your [dark matter] model.” EUV and soft X-ray photon emission from galaxy clusters has been the subject of about 20 scientific papers during the past ten years. None had been linked to dark matter.
Drexler posits that the relativistic-proton dark matter is probably the leading candidate for such a source of EUV and soft X-ray photon emission from galaxy clusters since its synchrotron radiation provides a very plausible explanation for the observed phenomena.
Dark matter’s relativistic protons in a cluster of galaxies are a much more likely source of EUV or soft X-ray synchrotron radiation than dark matter’s relativistic protons in the halo of a spiral galaxy, like the Milky Way. There are three reasons for this:
A proton’s synchrotron radiation power is proportional to the square of its energy, the wavelength of the peak radiation power is inversely proportional to the square of the protons’ energy, and the energies of the dark matter protons in our Local Group galaxy cluster are estimated at 30 times greater than the proton energies in the Milky Way’s halo.
Thus, dark matter protons in our Local Group galaxy cluster should radiate synchrotron radiation power about 900 times higher, at a wavelength 900 times smaller, than from protons in the Milky Way’s dark matter halo.
Calculations indicate that the synchrotron radiation power from the Milky Way’s dark matter halo should have a broad peak in the infrared that includes the wavelength of 5 microns and that radiation power from our Local Group galaxy cluster should have an EUV or soft X-ray broad peak that includes the wavelength of 5.5 nanometers.
This Dual-dark-matter phenomenon could be tested by NASA in 2008 when the Hubble telescope’s EUV/UV sensitivity is increased by a factor of 30. The detection of EUV or soft X-rays from the dark matter in our Local Group galaxy cluster in conjunction with their absence from the Milky Way’s halo could confirm Drexler’s Dual-dark-matter discovery as well as the precise nature of dark matter.
Important Related News
The scientific paper, “Missing Mass in Collisional Debris from Galaxies” in the May 25 issue of Science Magazine is significant in that it questions the 23-year-old mainstream Cold Dark Matter (CDM) theory, and it also opens the door of scientific acceptance to the competing five-year-old relativistic-proton dark matter cosmology. The researchers’ conclusion, a departure from mainstream theory, reads: “it more likely indicates that a substantial amount of dark matter resides within the disks of spiral galaxies. The most natural candidate is molecular hydrogen in some hard-to-trace form.” (Note that relativistic protons are “hydrogen in some hard-to-trace form.” )
Drexler has authored two dark-matter cosmology books, “Comprehending and Decoding the Cosmos,” in 2006, and “How Dark Matter Created Dark Energy And The Sun,” in 2003. These books are available through Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and most book sellers. The 2006 book is now available in over 30 astronomy or physics university libraries or astronomical observatory libraries around the world.
Jerome Drexler entered the race to identify dark matter in 2002 by utilizing high-velocity relativistic protons, Albert Einstein’s 1905 Special Theory of Relativity, Claude Shannon’s information theory, Johannes Kepler’s 400-year-old idea of re-analyzing the astronomical data of others, Occam’s razor logic of the 14th century and his own career in applied physics research, invention and innovation that began with seven years at Bell Laboratories.
Drexler is a former NJIT Research Professor in physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology, founder, former Chairman and chief scientist of LaserCard Corp. (Nasdaq: LCRD), and former Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories. He has been granted 76 U.S. patents, honorary Doctor of Science degrees from NJIT and Upsala College, a degree of Honorary Fellow of the Technion, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship at Stanford University, a three-year Bell Labs graduate study fellowship, the 1990 “Inventor of the Year Award” for Silicon Valley, recognition as the inventor of the familiar “Laser Optical Storage System,” and membership on the NJIT Board of Overseers.