"One astrophysicist says dark matter accounts for more than 70 percent of the mass in galaxies like ours."
I am totally intrigued, yet totally freaked out by this. It reminds me of the first time I got high on pot. My Mom and I were watching Seinfeld on a clear winters night and she says to me, "Hey Jess, I've got some killer skunk weed, think you want to try it?". Considering the fact thatI was 12 and all my older friends were taking bong hits in the back of the bus i said, "YES!". So she rolled a joint in 2 seconds flat, like the pro she is, and we set up a little area at the overlook/water tower in our ghetto-y mountain neighborhood. For me, pot was like the opening Pandora's box. I was all of a sudden plagued by the formalities of the universe. Like, how the hell does the Earth just hang out there in the massive universe??? What if it just started to FALL!?? WHAT IF GRAVITY FAILED US AND WE FELL THROUGH THE UNIVERSE FOREVER!!!?? DOES THE UNIVERSE GO ON FOREVER?? WOULD WE BOUNCE OFF OTHER PLANETS LIKE A GIANT PIN BALL!!?? FUCK, THIS SKUNK WEED IS GOOD.
So, like the amazing Mother that she is, she told me to take a couple deep breaths and just enjoy the view. Then she put me to bed and I slept better than I ever had in my whole 12 years of existence.