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Submission + - Is The Sun Surround by Dark Matter? (dailymail.co.uk)

rhyder128k writes: "This story is bubbling around a few of the mainstream news sites. I'm far from an expert, but wouldn't the existence of dark matter inside the solar system be an epoch making discovery if true?

From the Daily Mail article: "Scientists say they are now '99% certain' the Sun is surrounded by dark matter, a phenomenon first proposed in the 1930s by a Swiss astronomer.

Fritz Zwicky, who came up with the theory decades ago, believes that clusters of galaxies were filled with a mysterious dark matter that kept them from flying apart.
At nearly the same time, Jan Oort in the Netherlands discovered that the density of matter near the Sun was nearly twice what could be explained by the presence of stars and gas alone.

Yet even today, mystery surrounds whether dark matter actually exists at all, let alone where it is.""

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