The Universe has existed for approximately 13.7 billion years, but still has many mysteries that continue to amaze astronomers to this day.
From dark energy to cosmic rays and the uniqueness of our own solar system, there are all kinds of cosmic enigmas. And possibly one of the mysteries that causes the most confusion to the scientific community is dark matter.
It can not be seen. You can not feel. You can not hear, and you can not smell or taste. Even with the most sophisticated scientific equipment in the world, there is no direct proof that the hypothetical form of matter exists. But its existence is no longer in doubt, although there are still many questions to answer about dark matter.
However, in 2015 the physics of Harvard University Lisa Randall offered a really disturbing theory, that dark matter really killed dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Dr. Randall and her collaborators suggested that dark matter could ultimately (and indirectly) be responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs.
It is known that 66 million years ago, a large celestial body at least 10 kilometers wide fell to Earth from space and ended with the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. Dr. Randall’s theory proposed that during the passage of the huge asteroid through the solar system, he found a disk of dark matter that changed his trajectory, directing him directly towards the cataclysmic impact. And now this event could happen again. Spanish scientists have warned that a hurricane of dark matter moves at high speed through the Milky Way and will impact the Earth in the near future, resulting in an apocalypse on our planet.
THE “dark matter hurricane”
A team of scientists from the University of Zaragoza, Spain, have assured that an incredibly fast hurricane of dark matter will soon impact the Earth as it advances through the Milky Way.
According to calculations made by astronomers, this dark matter hurricane apparently travels at a speed of more than 500 kilometers per second and is now widely considered one of the most turbulent space events that have been seen in the solar system.
However, experts have already made it clear that in the beginning, it should not cause any harm to our planet. In fact, analyzing this dark matter hurricane could help scientists learn more about the most mysterious particles in the Universe.
It should also be borne in mind that we will not be able to see or feel this hurricane of dark matter when it hits the Earth, but the possibilities of a direct detection of dark matter will be more during this spatial event.
So, how have astronomers managed to predict this collision if dark matter is not visible? Using data collected by the Gaia space probe from the European Space Agency (ESA), astronomers discovered a stellar current that is actually the remains of a large spheroidal dwarf galaxy that was consumed by the Milky Way many years ago.
This star system nicknamed S1 has left a flow of orbiting stars that surround the galactic center. Experts believe that S1 could be flying through dark matter at about 230 kilometers per second, while dark matter present in this current could be traveling at twice that speed, at about 500 kilometers per second.
The study, directed by Ciaran O’Hare, post-doctorate in the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Zaragoza, tried to investigate the impact of S1 on dark matter in the small corner of the Milky Way. After analyzing the distribution of dark matter flowing in stream S1, scientists predicted that signatures for these models could be picked up by ground detectors.
Although scientists have made it clear that this hurricane of dark matter should not cause any harmful effects on Earth, many believe that these unusual space events are clear signs of an imminent apocalypse.
They are based on the theory proposed by Dr. Lisa Randall, who suggested that the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was diverted by a hurricane of dark matter. Even researcher Frank Hoogerbeets, who runs the Ditrianum website, has predicted that dark matter hurricane material could cause a strong earthquake on Earth in the coming days.
“The critical geometry of 12 and 13 can trigger more seismic events and possibly larger earthquakes from 13 to 15,” Hoogerbeets said. “After three years of observations, it became clear that some planetary geometry in the Solar System clearly tends to cause a seismic increase, while another geometry does not.”
Hoogerbeets has also warned that the effects of all these cosmic events could cause a mega-earthquake in the next Christmas period. And, as if that were not enough, conspiracy theorists believe that the arrival of Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is the culprit of these unusual phenomena in the Universe.