Scientist: The Moon May Have Been Hit by a Mini Black Hole

Scientists believe atomic-sized black holes formed shortly after the Big Bang.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — A research team said that Month may have been showered with craters from mini-black holes. This finding could reveal some breakthroughs about dark matter (dark matter).

Scientists publish their findings in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Scientists believe that atomic-sized black holes formed shortly after the Big Bang.

As this hyper-dense object travels throughout the cosmos, black holes begin to spread and possibly arrive in our solar system. Scientists suspect, this mini black hole may hit the Moon.

The study author added mini black hole it may also hit other celestial bodies, including Earth. However, due to the thin atmosphere of the Moon, the Moon is not well protected from collisions.

Dark Matter Proof

The paper’s authors believe that evidence for these mini holes can explain dark matter. Dark matter is an elusive thing that many physicists believe accounts for most of the matter in the universe. Some scientists believe that “dark matter consists of missing holes formed from density fluctuations in the” universe beginning”.

Thus, if the mini black holes from the beginning of the universe did hit the Moon, the mini black holes could have left evidence of dark matter, and changed the nature of any light matter that came into contact with them.

Researchers believe that future manned missions to the Moon, such as NASA’s upcoming Artemis program, will hopefully allow them to find and study these craters—and eventually shed light on the mysterious nature of dark matter.

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