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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why dark matter matters (and is kind of our frenemy)

Excerpt: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
star clusters overlaid with pink and blue colors

The collision of star clusters, seen here, help provide insights into dark matter, one of the more mysterious aspects of our universe.

The following is an excerpt from Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

So dark matter is our frenemy. We have no clue what it is. It’s kind of annoying. But we desperately need it in our calculations to arrive at an accurate description of the universe. Scientists are generally uncomfortable whenever we must base our calculations on concepts we

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