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Dark Matters

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollApr 28, 2011 2:46 PM

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Jorge Cham, creator of the celebrated PhD Comics, sits down to talk with Daniel Whiteson and Jonathan Feng about dark matter (and visible matter!). But rather than a dry and boring video of the encounter, he cleverly illustrates the whole conversation.

Dark Matters from PHD Comics on Vimeo.

I think it's an exaggeration to say we have "no idea" about dark energy -- physicists like to say this to impress upon people how weird DE is, but it gives the wrong impression because we actually do know something about it. But not much!

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