Astronomers this week announced their findings in a study on the gravitational relationships of stars and huge clouds of dust in the area surround our solar system. Their goal was to figure out about how much dark matter there is floating around in our neighborhood. What they found was not what was expected. Nothing. Not one little bit of dark matter anywhere near us (I use those words relatively because the study covered and bubble around earth stretching about 13,000 light-years from us).