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what is dark matter, what is dark energy, and how they relate to each other

Updated on May 10, 2013

I have been thinking recently about the universe and energy. I have come up with a theory about what dark energy and dark matter is. Let me first start with saying that everything, even matter really is energy. Einstein in his famous equation said that E=MC2. In this equation E stands for energy, M is matter. and C is the speed of light. So if you speed up matter to go witht the square of the speed of light, which is 299 792 458 m/s (almost 300 million meters/second), matter becomes energy. We know that energy travels in waves, and that different frequencies of energies have different wavelengths. Wavelength is simply the distance between the highest point of to waves. With our current technology we can observe energy frequencies between the range of microwave and radiowaves. Radio waves have have lengths of a meter of more. Microwaves are less then a millimeter.

We also know that an atom is 0.0001 per cent matter, and the remaining 99.999 per cent is empty space. I do not believe that it is empty, just as the vacuum of space is, I believe, also not empty. But I am getting ahead of myself, I will return to this issue later

The universe is currently made up of about 5 percent matter, 25 per cent dark matter, and roughly 70 per cent dark energy.

The fourth thing you need to know that the universe is expanding, and not just simply expanding but expanding at an accelerating speed. Even though the universe is expanding, it density remains constant.

Now that we know the basics, lets get to the main topic of this article, namely, what is dark energy and dark matter really is. This will also shed light on the nature of black holes.

To better illustrate my idea, lets take a bowl of water. When you drop something hot in it, say a hot ball, what happens is that that there are kind of three levels of heat in that bowl; the hot, small ball, the larger in area lukewarm water around the ball, and finally the cold water around that, which is the largest in area. Through the laws of thermodynamics, eventually all of the water in the container will have the same temperature, along with the same temperature of the small ball in the water.

Now lets take our above example of the ball and the water, and relate it to the energy composition of the universe. We said that over 99 per cent of an atom is empty space, and the remaining less then 1 percent is matter (protons, neutrons and electrons). Actually, that 99 per cent is not empty, but rather the electromagnetic force created by the electrons, and the atomic nucleus. So in other words matter is 99 per cent electromagnetic force, and 1 per cent matter (remember matter matter becomes energy is its sped up enough). By nature we know that electromagnetic force repels. I simple experiment of lifting a metallic object with a magnet demonstrates, that electromagnetism is stonger than gravity. And here comes the first part of my theory, since the universe is expanding, and matter is less then 1 per cent of an atom, the dark matter, in my view, must be electromagnetic energy. This is what pushes galaxies apart from each other.

Now let us briefly return to the bowl example. We saw that the hot ball heated up the water around it, and that in return heated up all of the water in the bowl. The same principle goes on in the universe on the wavelength level the dark matter in the universe is increasing the wavelength of matter. The reason why dark matter is "pulling up" matter in this way and not the other way, matter "pulling down" the wavelength of dark matter is simply because there are a lot more of dark matter then of matter. I think this is why the universe is expanding; due to the repulsive force of electromagnitism.

Now let us discuss dark energy. To understand dark energy, you just need to expand on the idea above described. Lets say that the reason why we cannot detect dark matter with our current technology, because the average vawelength of energies in the dark matter range from many meters, pussibly well into the kilometer range. That is the distance between the highest point of the wave of energy in dark matter is kilometers long. Regarding dark energy the average wavelength within the energies might start much longer, possibly in the range of Astronomical Unit (AU), of parsec (pc). Remember, this is the distance of one wave of energy. Also consider redshift of energy, which really, is just the the Dopler shift. In a nutshell, if light comes towards you, the longer the distance from the source of the light the longer the wavelength, so the light shifts toward the infrared spectrum of the light. I think that when the wavelength of energies reach a certain length of wavelength, that is longer the the longest wave of light and the longest wavelength of the electromagnetic wave, at that single point (singularity) the dark matter becomes dark energy, which again has much longer wavelength.

So, based on this theory, there are three major dimensions, the lowest dimension is the matter dimension (matter universe), the second is the dark matter dimension (dark matter universe), and the third dimension is the dark energy dimension (dark energy universe). Imagine is like three sheets of paper; the smallest are paper is the matter universe, which is on top of the paper with the second largest area; this is the dark matter universe. The dark matter universe is on top of the largest sheet of paper, the dark energy universe.

So this is my theory about what is dark matter, what is dark energy, and how they relate to each other.

What is your opinion, please share your view in the comments below.


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