Dark Matter

Hubble weighs in on mass of three million billion suns

In 2014, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope found that this enormous galaxy cluster contains the mass of a staggering three …

Universe

Voyage into the dark sector

We don’t need extra dimensions or parallel universes to have an alternate reality superimposed right on top of our own. Invisible matter is …

Universe

NASA Has First Close Look at Distant Galaxy From Dawn of the Universe

Astronomers have seen the most distant galaxy ever as more than just a red dot. NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured a picture of the young …

Universe

Dark Energy Survey spots remains of 11 galaxies devoured by the Milky Way

In the late 1990s, it was discovered that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. That goes against the previous prevailing ideas of …

Universe

NZ study: what holds our universe together?

Kiwi researchers have set out to shed fresh light on one of the most enduring questions about our universe: what holds it together?And no Star Wars …

Universe

Mystery dark matter may be ordinary neutrons that have decayed

The humble neutron could be hiding a deep, dark secret. For 20 years, two experiments that measure the lifetime of a neutron have been at odds. Now …

Universe

Dark matter on the desktop: Dark Energy Survey publishes data

If you've got a penchant for lots of data, astrophysics, and mystery, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has announced its first public data release.<p>The …

Universe

How Dark Matter Physicists Score Deals on Liquid Xenon

If you want to build and run a $70 million dark matter detector, you're going to have a hefty shopping list. You'll need to buy hundreds of …

Universe

The Dark Matter Sleuth: Can She Solve the Greatest Mystery in Physics?

Tracy Slatyer picked up <i>A Brief History of Time</i>, Stephen Hawking’s seminal book on the origins of the universe, after reading a review that called it …

Universe

New Dark Matter Physics Could Solve The Expanding Universe Controversy

There’s an enormous controversy in astrophysics today over how quickly the Universe is expanding. One camp of scientists, the same camp that won the Nobel Prize for discovering dark energy, measured the expansion rate to be 73 km/s/Mpc, with an uncertainty of only 2.4%. But a second method, based …

Space Science

Superfluid dark matter gets seriously into business

Most matter in the universe isn’t like the stuff we are made of. Instead, it’s a thinly distributed, cold, medium which rarely interacts both with …

Universe

Dark Mode List lists iPhone X apps with dark mode

Which apps have a proper dark mode? That’s the urgent question on the lips of every obsessive nerd who owns an iPhone X and wants to squeeze the best possible battery life out of it. Dark Mode List is a site which answers that question with a list of apps which support dark mode, and not just in …

iOS

Mysterious x-ray emission may reveal nature of dark matter

X-ray light from the Perseus cluster of galaxies may finally reveal the true nature of one of the most mysterious substances in the cosmos: dark matter.<p>Dark matter is a bizarre material that does not emit light or energy, yet is thought to make up about 85 percent of the matter in the universe. …

Universe

Alternative Theory — Accelerating Expansion Of The Universe Without Dark Energy

Shortly after Albert Einstein wrote his equations for General Relativity, which describe gravity, he included an “antigravity” factor called the …

Space Science

How did the matter in our universe arise from nothing?

Whenever and wherever antimatter and matter meet in the Universe, there’s a fantastic outburst of energy due to particle-antiparticle annihilation. …

Conservative View

A New Clue In The Dark Matter Mystery Explained [Infographic]

You may have heard or read about a new discovery involving dark matter. Which is a substance that is theorized to make up about 85% of all matter in the universe but it has never been directly observed. Discovering dark matter would help explain a number of astronomical observations that we do not …

Universe

Physics Found Gravitational Waves. Now Come the Existential Questions

On September 14, 2015, at 3:50 AM Central time, a tiny vibration shuddered down the 2.5-mile-long arms of a massive machine in Livingston, Louisiana. …

Universe

The Dark Horse in the Search for Dark Matter

China is proving to be a formidable participant in the hunt for elusive, invisible particles in the universe.<p>Two years ago, China launched a space probe into orbit around Earth. Scientists nicknamed it Wukong, or Monkey King, after the hero of a 16th-century novel about a Buddhist monk’s long …

Universe

Space Photos of the Week: When Billions of Worlds Collide

Galaxies, galaxies everywhere! This week’s space photos fling us out beyond our own Milky Way Galaxy into deep space, starting with a galaxy cluster …

Universe

Theories Of Dark Energy, Gravity Pruned By First Neutron Star Merger Observation

Even as scientists try to solve the mystery of dark matter — by looking for hypothetical particles that could be the constituents of this mysterious …

Physics

Searching for the Dark: The Hunt for Axions

The cosmos is mostly made of something we cannot see. That was the conclusion astronomers started to reach in the 1930s by looking at galaxy …

Universe

Photo Album :: Perseus Cluster :: December 19, 2017

An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a galaxy cluster could help scientists understand the nature of dark matter, as described in our …

Universe

Chandra :: Photo Album :: Perseus Cluster :: December 19, 2017

An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a galaxy cluster could help scientists understand the nature of dark matter, as described in our …

Universe

Chandra Press Room :: A New Twist in the Dark Matter Tale :: 19 December 17

A New Twist in the Dark Matter Tale<p><b>For Release: December 19, 2017</b><p>NASA/CXC<p>An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a cluster of galaxies could …

Universe

Star Mergers: A New Test of Gravity, Dark Energy Theories | Berkeley Lab

Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. The rippling space-time grid represents gravitational waves that travel out from the collision, …

Physics

7 space mysteries that scientists can't explain

Black holes<p>Black holes are the ultimate cosmic quicksand. They're formed when a giant star collapses, imploding into a tiny area of such intense …

Universe

The dark matter of dirt

With millions of unknown species existing in a ton of soil, biologist Edward Osborne Wilson has called bacteria “the dark matter of the biological …

Universe

Scanning for Dark Matter With a Dark Matter Radio

Scientists know — okay, are fairly certain — that only five percent of the universe is made up of stuff we can identify. The rest is "dark." Our …

Universe

Dark energy survey offers new view of dark matter halos, physicists report

Dark matter, a mysterious form of matter that makes up about 80 percent of the mass of the universe, has evaded detection for decades. Although it …

Universe

Dark Energy Theories Demolished: Neutron Star Collision Wipes Out Scientists' Understanding of Mysterious Force

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent …

Physics