Hard Science

Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites And Atomic Clocks

Alex KlokusNovember 18th 2014
  • There is evidence that dark energy is about 68 percent of the mystery mass and energy. The remaining 27 percent is generally acknowledged to be dark matter, even though it is not visible and eludes direct detection and measurement
  • Dark matter could be detected if the atomic clocks inside the GPS satellites go out of sync with a tell-tale pattern over a period of about 3 minutes
  • Scientists could detect the dark matter easily if the clocks go out of sync by more than a billionth of a second

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