Dark Matter’s Makeup Is A Mystery
Scientists understand regular matter. But dark matter and regular matter are two completely different things. Regular matter is made up of electrons, neutrons, and protons, but the makeup of dark matter is unknown. As of right now, scientists assume dark matter is made up of black holes or other exotic particles like axions or WIMPS. Scientists only know it exists because of its ability to bend light. On its own, it doesn’t reflect or emit light, and it doesn’t interact with electromagnetic force. Dark matter outweighs visible matter six to one, and it’s required to create planets and galaxies. Still, scientists can only theorize what dark matter is made up of and the gravitational effects it has on visible matter (Home).