Posted by yout85: So where does dark matter fit into this? Hmmmmm
Dark matter was made up to explain why stars at the edge spiral galaxies can move as fast as stars nearer the centre. In a solar system for example the outer most planets move slow compared to the ones near the sun, so they can maintain orbit (if they moved faster, the gravity from the sun would not be enough and the planet would spiral further away).
Spiral galaxies are observed to behave differently, where the whole galaxy moves like a rotating poker chip (almost as a solid disc). This invisible (dark) mass serves to explain the extra gravity needed to keep the stars in orbit of their galaxy.
Maybe that's how dark matter fits into it? Coincidence...? Just saying...
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When i read demo post i thought he was smoking very good stuff with is coffee and i understood nothing about it.
Now marqis with your answer to him it seems very interesting but you lost me even more. I believe in what you are saying because you are a math. genius so i will take you word even if i don't understand a bit of it.
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It is about deep astro physics, and how this relates to the poker table. Newest studies of quasars, gazillions of light years away, show no correlation between dark matter, and the frequency of spade an club flushdraws.