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Quote:Hi All,On the recent TV program "Nova" they were saying that the biggest mystery of the universe is Dark Energy and Dark Matter. Also, little is known why the universe is expanding. The farther away galaxies are the faster they seem to be moving away.The question would be, exactly "what" is causing this expansion as thou the galaxies are pushing themselves away from each other and space itself appears to be getting bigger.Now, since "stars" are the only dynamic thing we know of in the universe, then it might just be the stars themselves causing this expansion.We all know stars convert hydrogen to helium with a fusion reaction. But, could it be that this process also creates other, perhaps unseen particles in massive quantities? These particles might be considered "exhaust gasses". In other words, the expanding universe could be caused by a gradual build-up of these particles and that is what's pushing the stars away from each other. Or, it could possibly be that dark matter and energy are remnants of nuclear fusion. This might explain why space itself is growing larger. The same follows for dark energy.Stars contain an enormous quantiy of compressed hydrogen. The burning of any fuel type has to create some residuals. And matter itself cannot be created or destroyed, only converted, leads me to think that there must be something else going on with stars we don't yet realize.But, has this theory already been thought of and discarded already?Anyone care to comment on this? Thank You.Clear Skies
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Quote: Dark matter has mass and obeys gravity therefore, can't we have black holes made of dark matter?
Quote:Maybe it really tastes bad so they spit it back out again.