The GPS or the Global Positioning System is the American gift to the world. It helps spot your car as you maneuver from your home to the restaurant. It helps Airplanes to fly in the correct path, guides missiles and much more. However, GPS is destined for even bigger things; it can detect dark matter, known as time glitches in space.
Dark matter has remained elusive in spite of the best efforts of the scientific community. Dark Matter is a theoretical guarantee and though no one has been able to find it, this will definitely change soon.
Andrei Derevianko, of the University of Nevada-Reno explains, “Despite solid observational evidence for the existence of dark matter, its nature remains a mystery. Some research programs in particle physics assume that dark matter is composed of heavy particle-like matter. This assumption may not hold true and significant interest exists for alternatives. Modern physics and cosmology fail dramatically in that they can only explain five percent of mass and energy in the universe in the form of ordinary matter, but the rest is a mystery.”
Dark matter could alter the GPS signal so that they go out of sync. It may not be the ideal technique to detect dark matter as it wills really only make adjustment of fractions of a second, it is the best lead we have for now.
The latest research is based on the presumption that dark matter may be structured as a large, gas-like compilation of topological defects, or energy cracks. The process envisages detecting the defects, dark matter as they sweep through using a network of ultra sensitive Atomic clock. When the clocks go out of sync, it means the dark matter has passed by. The GPS constellation will become the largest human-built dark matter detector.