The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought.
A new study proposes the existence of long filaments of dark matter, or “hairs.”
Dark matter is an invisible, mysterious substance that makes up about 27 percent of all matter and energy in the universe. The regular matter, which makes up everything we can see around us, is only 5 percent of the universe. The rest is dark energy, a strange phenomenon associated with the acceleration of our expanding universe.