Researchers have been working for years to understand what dark matter is. While many in the science community understand that it exists, very few understand the extent at which dark matter exists. Scientists understand that dark matter has its place in science and have estimated that it makes up as much as 80% of all matter that is known in the universe. Generally speaking, the major curiosity around dark matter is understanding what role it plays in the universe as a whole.
That being said, a lot has been made of the discovery that scientists might have finally detected the sound, or spectrum that dark matter could be operating on – after analysis of two separate entities found a proton spike that hasn’t been noted in any previously known type of matter. The researchers have displayed cautious optimism regarding the discovery and noted that while even if they have discovered dark matter – there are still a lot of questions to be answered regarding the matter.
The matter is ultimately important because it can give major clues as to what a vast majority of the composition of space looks like. Dark matter cannot be seen through traditional means, and as far as that goes, has no traditional physical attributes that would allow anyone to handle it in a way that would be typical of things on Earth. To this point, the only significant thing scientists know for sure about dark matter is that it accounts for a large portion of space.
If scientists though can breakthrough on dark matter and really understand what purpose is serves, where it belongs, and what it does in the galaxy it would, in theory, begin to answer a lot of the questions that scientists have posed about the galaxies and universe as a whole.
It should be clear though that scientists have noted no direct correlation between black holes and dark matter. Black holes are region of spacetime, whereas dark matter is merely unknown particles. It would be fair to point out that dark matter – would no longer be dark by its traditional definition – once scientists understand what dark matters function is, what its comprised of, and how it interacts with the world around it.