Science NewsCurated by RSF Research Staff Home > Science News > Galaxies in a superfluid vortex — rectifying dark matter models Recent data from a third gravitational wave detection is lending greater support for the idea that black holes may make up a significant portion of the dark matter that so far has failed every attempt at detection. Dark matter models, whether they be from black holes or collisionless, weakly interacting massive particles (the latter of which, WIMPS, have not been detected), explain to a high degree of precision the behavior and properties of globular and galactic clusters, but fails to explain the remarkable scaling regularity of high mass galaxies (Figure 1) and the asymptotically flat rotation curves that are observed. There are models that do not explicitly require dark matter, like the Haramein-Rauscher solution that includes torque (spin) in Einstein's field equations of the geometrization of spacetime, or theories of Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) that predict a modification at low accelerations of the Newtonian force laws describing motion, which are much more successful than Cold Dark Matter (ΛCDM) theories at explaining the tight curve of the scaling relation of galaxies (Figure 1) and the rotation curves of spiral galaxies. In particular, the Haramein-Rauscher solution provides significant advancements in describing novae and supernovae structures, galactic formations, their center supermassive black holes, polar jets, accretion disks, spiral arms, and galactic halo formations. There appears to be two separate regimes in which each respective theory is better suited to describing the data and observed phenomena: dark matter models for globular clusters, galactic clusters, and the detailed shape of the microwave background radiation; and Bose-Einstein spacetime superfluid models and modified theories of Einstein's Field Equations or Newtonian force laws for rotation curves and common dwarf galaxies, the latter of which are difficult to describe with ΛCDM models as they have surprisingly uniform central masses and shallow density profiles. As a result, some scientists have begun proposing hybrid or unified models that bridge the two regimes to provide a fully consistent and cogent explanation of phenomena from single galaxies to the largest scale structures of galactic clusters and the structure of the cosmic microwave background radiation. https://resonance.is/wp-content/uploads/Globular-Cluster-with-Black-holes-and-binary-black-hole-merger.mp4 Above video -- simulation of numerous black holes interacting in globular cluster, producing observed behavior of globular cluster and binary black hole merger (source of detectable gravitational waves). One such recent unified approach proposes MOND phenomenon from dark matter superfluidity -- postulating that our galaxy is spinning in a superfluid medium. Such a prediction and its corresponding supporting evidence is in strong corroboration with the Resonance Science Foundation researchers' similar postulation that the vacuum structure is a superfluid medium. See some of RSF's previous news posts to learn more about superfluidity. Since all attempts to detect the Standard Model's dark matter candidate, WIMPS, have failed -- both in dark matter detectors and particle accelerators -- it is unlikely that the hypothetical particles are the source of dark matter. In a theory of a cosmic sea of superfluidity, the particles comprising the medium would have to be decidedly not WIMP-like. In particular, they would need to be interacting. As such, in order to lend credence to this theory researchers would have to find "...a telltale signature that could distinguish this superfluid concept from ordinary cold dark matter. One possibility: dark matter vortices. In the lab, rotating superfluids give rise to swirling vortices that keep going without ever losing energy. Superfluid dark matter halos in a galaxy should rotate sufficiently fast to also produce arrays of vortices. If the vortices were massive enough, it would be possible to detect them directly." Note, that this is remarkably similar to what has been proposed by Nassim Haramein -- see the cream-in-the-coffee example in The Connected Universe film as a simple example. “Do I need superfluid models? Physics isn’t really about what I need,” said Prescod-Weinstein [a theoretical physicist at the University of Washington] “It’s about what the universe may be doing. It may be naturally forming Bose-Einstein condensates, just like masers naturally form in the Orion nebula. Do I need lasers in space? 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