The problem of dark matter reminds me of that of elementary particles. We know they exist but cannot observe them because they are so small that they don’t interact with light at all. In fact, any attempts to view them changes the particles. Perhaps dark matter is something along these lines — so delicate and elusive that any attempts to unlock its secrets changes it altogether.

Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com

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