Clumped dark matter arises naturally within the framework of generic cosmological dark matter models. Invoking the existence of dark matter clumps can also solve many unexplained mysteries in astrophysics and geology or geophysics, e.g. the Galactic gamma-ray halo and the periodic terrestrial flood basalt volcanic episodes. Clumped dark matter is dynamically stable to friction and will not heat the disk. Such clumps may have already been discovered in the form of dwarf spheroidals, and further searches are encouraged by the results of this paper.
Indian Journal of Physics Section B
- Pub Date:
- June 2000
- Galactic Halos: Dark Matter;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- Physics - Geophysics
- Revised Version, includes new relevant references, Latex File, 16 pages, no figures