Fermi bubbles may be explained by dark matter

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Fermi bubbles may be explained by dark matter

Well the kicker is here ( going to source ) :

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We also consider millisecond pulsars as a possible astrophysical explanation for the signal, as observed millisecond pulsars possess a spectral cutoff at approximately the required energy.


so one doesn't need to slip in dark matter per se. You can of course slip dark matter anywhere - it is the universal undefined hypothesis filler. The other giveaway is ( my emphasis ) :

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In contrast, the morphology of the signal is consistent with that predicted a priori from annihilating dark matter.


That is : if you assume it, you'll find it. And such a 'finding' will be 'consistent'. Sigh ....

Cheers, Mike.

( edit ) Please don't misunderstand me : there is an interesting anomaly to explain, but 'dark matter' is currently the same as "I don't know" as a cognitive tool. I can insert that to cover any residual data pattern as yet unexplained. Yes, you can attribute gamma ray excess emission from leptonic and/or hadronic annihilation. However the almost hidden, but unsupported, component of the proposition is that dark matter has decayed to said leptons/hadrons. Heck, I'm made of leptons and hadrons and suitably boiled up I could glow well via gammas especially if you throw me in to a black hole. I'll only cause a dull thud to be heard here on Earth if I trip over, but going down the universal plughole I will really shine ! :-)

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I agree Mike, Theory and

I agree Mike,

Theory and experiments and hope and dreams of physicists

Maybe we could just cruise a Tesla on a string into a black hole with a Foster in our hand and see where we end up.

(funny thing I was just having a conversation via email with FermiLab before I stopped by here tonight)

-Samson

 

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