I'm no cosmotolicist, so forgive me if I'm completely off the mark here. I'm just a curious observer.
A few years back, I read that there is not enough matter in the universe to account for the gravitational forces at play, keeping the stars clumped together as galaxies. Then the other day, I saw a show that I'd seen before about the structure of the solar system. It said that we cannot directly observe the Oort cloud, but we can infer its existence by the stuff we do see, mainly comets. So there's pretty strong reasoning behind its existence.
That got me thinking as it did before, that if our local run-of-the-mill star does indeed have an Oort cloud; this ginormous cloud of icy dust chunks, then every other star must have one too. Apparently, this thing is so gigantically huge that it reaches halfway to Alpha Centauri, where I suppose, it meets that star's Oort cloud. Just imagine how unimaginably huge this cloud would be for a supergiant or a massive black hole. If that is correct then these clouds must fill the whole galaxy pretty much and maybe even intergalactic space too, I'm not good at maths, but that's a lot of mass, right?
So could all this extra mass resolve the Dark Matter problem?
(Also; this might sound silly to physics professionals but, assuming it exists, why doesn't that much debris floating around affect observations from here on earth, even just to dim intensity of a star's light, so as to give an incorrect estimate of distance or size?)