Dark matter could be colliding with your body 275+ times per day.

Dark matter could be colliding with your body 275+ times per day.

I was thinking yesterday that if our bodies are so loosely packed that billions of particles pass through, or collide with us, then dark matter must as well. This stuff is just about anywhere a galaxy is, and also acts like a river that carries them from where they were to where they are going.

Well, apparently I never have original thoughts because MIT posted work that upped dark matter collisions with our bodies from the previously predicted “few times per year” to over 100,000 times per year for the average human mass (around 150 lbs). I am roughly 50% larger than that, so for myself I guess the dark matter collisions would also go up 50% for myself.

Great article. I don’t know what it means because it’s literally one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our time.

Link: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/427461/how-dark-matter-interacts-with-the-human-body/

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