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Updated April 21, 2012
In the discrete space-time geometry tachyons have two unexpected properties: (1) a single tachyon cannot be detected and (2) the tachyon gas can be detected by its gravitational influence. Although molecules (tachyons) of the tachyon gas moves with superluninal velocities, the mean motion of these molecules appears to be underluminal. The tachyon gas properties differs from those of usual gas. The pressure of the tachyon gas depends on the gravitational potential and does not depend on temperature. As a result the tachyon gas may form huge halos around galaxies. These halos have almost constant density, and this circumstance can explain the law of star velocities at the periphery of a galaxy. Properties of the tachyon gas admit one to consider it as a dark matter.