I like reading about this sort of thing but have no background in physics so I appreciate your explanation. Dark matter and dark energy are different, but related as I understand it. Does dark matter create dark energy or am I thinking about this incorrectly?
One wonders if the answers to dark matter questions will shed light on the "space" between Newtonian physics and quantum mechanics. Perhaps the answer as to what dark matter/dark energy will lead to a unified theory and help explain other mysteries such as how photons seem to act as a wave, particle, or both (the double slit experiment) or how electrons can appear to be in 2 places at once.