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The smaller the galaxy, the smaller is its ratio of normal matter to dark matter.
A variety of observations, however, including measurements taken over the past year, has revealed that the universe comes up short: It doesn't have nearly enough matter to be flat.
A low-weight universe does not have sufficient density of matter to be flat.
Today's galactic architecture, says Szalay, is consistent with a low-density universe-one that expands forever-containing a relatively high proportion of ordinary matter to dark matter.
The two findings, says Tytler, indicate that the universe contains too much ordinary matter to match the primordial abundances of two isotopes, helium-4 and lithium-7, calculated by other researchers.
Malaney and his colleagues at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto propose that if a novel decay process occurred in the early universe, it would allow hot and cold dark matter to form together.
Cosmologists believe these ripples unbalanced the primordial universe enough to cause matter to begin lumping together and, after 15 billion years, evolve into the cosmic structures found today.
Because the observed mass in the cosmos is too small to gravitationally bind large objects, cosmologists at first suspected that the universe contains a large quantity of invisible, ordinary dark matter to supply the needed gravitational glue.
Although the results of the sky survey appear to rule out the simplest version of the cold-dark-matter scenario, in which the force of gravity acts on tiny fluctuations in the density of primordial matter to create galaxies, more complicated versions of the theory may still work.
Without dark matter to make up the difference, gravity couldn't hold stars and galaxies together.