Have mirror stars been observed?

R. Foot
1999 Physics Letters B  
Observations by the MACHO collaboration suggest that a significant proportion of the galactic halo dark matter is in the form of compact objects with typical masses M∼ 0.5M_. One of the current mysteries is the nature and origin of these objects. We suggest that these objects are stars composed of mirror matter. This interpretation provides a plausible explanation for the inferred masses and abundance of the MACHO events. We also comment on the possibility of inferring the existence of mirror
more » ... istence of mirror supernova's by detecting the neutrino burst in existing underground detectors such as SuperKamiokande.
doi:10.1016/s0370-2693(99)00230-0 fatcat:wfjc4tfxerd4dnymf4srhngrca