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World's First Dark-Matter Cosmology Book Discloses Precise Identity and Nature of Dark Matter

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LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif., June 20 (AScribe Newswire) -- The world's first dark-matter cosmology book "has the ring of truth", a "brilliant hypothesis", and is "conceptually and logically satisfying" according to recent reader comments.

The book discloses the precise identity and nature of the mysterious dark matter of the universe and its surprising and significant roles and functions in creating spiral galaxies and their dark matter halos, the stars, starburst galaxies, synchrotron radiation, and the mysterious ultra-high-energy cosmic ray protons that bombard the Earth every day.

Dark-matter cosmology theory is employed to solve over 15 cosmic mysteries. The 295-page paperback book, entitled "Comprehending and Decoding the Cosmos," is published and sold by Universal Publishers and is also being sold by Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com and most book sellers.

Jerome Drexler, the author, entered the race to identify dark matter in 2002, by utilizing Albert Einstein's 1905 Special Theory of Relativity, Claude Shannon's information theory, Johannes Kepler's 400-year-old idea of re-analyzing the astronomical data of others, and Occam's (Ockham's) razor logic of the 14th century.

He also used knowledge gained through his own career in applied physics research, invention (76 U.S. patents) and world-class laser-optical-storage and high-power-for-radar innovations that began with seven years at Bell Laboratories.

Although astronomers, astrophysicists, and cosmologists have assumed for the past 20 years that the dark matter of the universe is cold, passive, and absolutely dark it actually may be hot, active, and emit EUV or UV light or even soft X-rays. Dark matter is a very active and dynamic medium. Dark-matter cosmology appears to be linked to over a dozen important cosmic phenomena.

Dark matter, the universe's active, massive, extensive, and difficult-to-detect matter, has been considered by many to be the greatest mystery of the universe.

There are also many other mysteries involving unexplained cosmic phenomena.

In his May 2006 book, Jerome Drexler initially uses 14 of these mysterious cosmic phenomena along with his new analytical decoding concept of dark matter relationism to discover and identify a promising dark matter candidate compatible with these 14 cosmic phenomena, possibly ending the 70-year quest and race to identify dark matter.

To test and confirm the validity of his dark-matter-relationism based discovery, Drexler finds, analyzes and uses an additional 11 unexplained cosmic phenomena discovered or reported by various astronomers primarily during 2005.

Utilizing his same promising dark matter candidate, Drexler explains in a plausible manner all 11 of these recently discovered cosmic mysteries in his May 2006 sequel to his December 2003 book, "How Dark Matter Created Dark Energy and the Sun."

This accomplishment further supports both his dark matter candidate and his new analytical decoding concept of dark matter relationism. As a result, Drexler's dark matter relationism research as applied to the 25 unexplained cosmic phenomena has yielded the identification of dark matter and plausible explanations for 15 well-known cosmic mysteries and for 10 lesser-known cosmic mysteries.

Thus, a fitting subtitle for the paperback book is, "Discovering Solutions to Over a Dozen Cosmic Mysteries by Utilizing Dark Matter Relationism, Cosmology, and Astrophysics." The cosmic analyses in the book have also provided insights into the nature of the Big Bang, photon radiation from dark matter, the accelerating expansion of the universe, and the top-down theory of galaxy formation, which is indirectly related to the recent discovery by NASA-Hubble of the "Ring of Dark Matter" within a galaxy cluster.

IMPORTANT RELATED NEWS: The scientific paper, "Missing Mass in Collisional Debris from Galaxies" in the May 25, 2007 issue of Science Magazine is significant in that it questions the 23-year-old mainstream Cold Dark Matter (CDM) theory, and it also opens the door of scientific acceptance to the competing five-year-old relativistic-proton dark matter cosmology. The researchers' conclusion, a departure from mainstream theory, reads: "it more likely indicates that a substantial amount of dark matter resides within the disks of spiral galaxies. The most natural candidate is molecular hydrogen in some hard-to-trace form." (Note that relativistic protons are "hydrogen in some hard-to-trace form.")

Relativistic-proton dark matter satisfies the three basic requirements of a dark matter candidate. Do such protons have sufficient mass? Yes, relativistic protons can have enormous mass. Have they ever been detected? Yes, relativistic protons bombard the Earth every day and are called cosmic rays. Don't relativistic protons move too fast to form small galaxies? The protons can form small galaxies after the protons are slowed down by muon-producing collisions or synchrotron radiation losses and after the protons combine with the electrons created by the muon decay, thereby forming hydrogen. Since protons are electrically charged particles, they would be constrained by the galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields into curved trajectories forming dark matter halos around galaxies, dark matter curved streams within galaxy clusters and also would be concentrated in long large curved filaments of dark matter. All three of these dark matter configurations have been detected by astronomers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jerome Drexler is a former NJIT Research Professor in physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology, founder, former Chairman and chief scientist of LaserCard Corp. (Nasdaq: LCRD) and former Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories. He has been granted 76 U.S. patents, honorary Doctor of Science degrees from NJIT and Upsala College, a degree of Honorary Fellow of the Technion, an Alfred P.Sloan Fellowship at Stanford University, a three-year Bell Labs graduate study fellowship, the 1990 "Inventor of the Year Award" for Silicon Valley, recognition as the inventor of the familiar "Laser Optical Storage System" and membership on the NJIT Board of Overseers.

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CONTACT: Jerome Drexler, 650-941-2716, drexlerastro(at)aol.com

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