missing mass

noun Astrophysics.

the difference in mass in the universe between that observed to exist and that necessary for the closed universe model.

Origin of missing mass

First recorded in 1975–80
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Science definitions for missing mass

missing mass
[ mĭsĭng ]

See dark matter.
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