Dark Matter

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Astronomy

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation for Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Dark Energy

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy | Motherboard

A group of theoretical physicists from France and Mexico has offered a fun new what-if for dark energy, one of physics' most profound outstanding mysteries. As described in the current <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, this proposed solution involves violating a key principle in our most basic understanding …

Dark Energy

Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy

Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe’s accelerating expansion. An instrument …

Dark Energy

Major Questions We Still Have About the Universe Today

Regarding astronomy and the number of achievements that were made and puzzles solved, 2016 was a magnificent year. In fact, with the discovery of …

Dark Energy

Dark matter’s hideout just got smaller, thanks to supercomputers.

Physicists know they are missing something. Evidence that something’s wrong has piled up for decades: Galaxies and galaxy clusters don’t behave like …

Science

Dark Matter Could Be Destroying Distant Galaxies

A group of astronomers in western Australia have stumbled across a murder mystery of cosmic proportions. A recent survey of thousands of far-off …

Astronomy

Guillermo Del Toro Creates Poll Asking If You Want A Hellboy III

<i>Hellboy III</i> has been a prospect for a long time now. That will happen when you leave a second movie with a bit of a cliffhanger. It was on and off …

Science

New ideas on gravity would vanquish dark matter

New ideas on gravity predict rotation curves of galaxies without dark matter.<p>Throughout the Universe, there are lots of signs that there's more …

Physics

Dark energy emerges when energy conservation is violated

The conservation of energy is one of physicists' most cherished principles, but its violation could resolve a major scientific mystery: why is the …

Dark Energy

7 Of The Deepest Holes Humanity Ever Dug

No one's managed to come out the other side—at least not yet<p>We can't dig to the center of the Earth, but that hasn't stopped us from trying. Whether …

Earth

Detecting Cosmic Sound using the Square Kilometer Array

<b>Authors:</b> Francisco Villaescuse-Navarro, David Alonso, and Matteo Viel<p><b>First Author’s Institution:</b> Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, INAF<p><b>Status:</b> …

Astronomy

Atomic Clocks May One Day Crack One of the Universe's Greatest Mysteries - worn&wound

When it comes to dark matter, scientists are much more certain of what it isn’t than what it actually is. But physicists do believe that it exists …

Physics

Milky Way Weighs in Light, Using a Well-Worn Technique

A new measurement of the mass of Milky Way galaxy suggests that Earth's galactic home is a bit lighter than many previous estimates, but the …

Astronomy

2017 January 15 - The Matter of the Bullet Cluster

<b>The Matter of the Bullet Cluster</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/ M. Markevitch et al.;<br>Lensing Map: NASA/STScI; ESO WFI; Magellan/U.Arizona/ D.Clowe …

Astronomy

The Man Who’s Trying to Kill Dark Matter

For 80 years, scientists have puzzled over the way galaxies and other cosmic structures appear to gravitate toward something they cannot see. This …

Physics

New Theory About Dark Energy Breaks Laws of Physics

Dark energy (not to be confused with dark matter is the stuff that let’s scientists know the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate. Although …

Dark Energy

Stanford physicist suggests looking for dark matter in unusual places

For decades, particle physics has been the domain of massive colliders that whip particles around at high speeds and smash them into one another …

Physics

Physical Review Letters - Volume 118 Issue 2

Featured in Physics Editors' Suggestion<p>Results from a Search for Dark Matter in the Complete LUX Exposure<p>D. S. Akerib <i>et al.</i> (LUX Collaboration)Phys. …

Quantum Mechanics

Physicists Have Created a New Form of Hydrogen

The most abundant element on the Universe just got interesting.<p>As the element that makes up 75 percent of all the mass in the Universe, and more than …

Chemistry

Scientists Find Super-Massive Black Holes Near Earth

There are two super-massive black holes hidden at the centers of nearby galaxies, scientists announced on Saturday. These findings, first-authored by …

Space Science

Viewpoint: Dark Matter Still at Large

January 11, 2017• <i>Physics</i> 10, 3<p>No dark matter particles have been observed by two of the world’s most sensitive direct-detection experiments, …

Physics

Hear This: Nine Inch Nails’ “The Idea Of You” captured 2016’s creeping dread

<i>In</i> <b>Hear This</b><i>,</i> TheA.V. Club <i>writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re picking songs from 2016 that we discovered too late in the year to include on our year-end ballots.</i><p>Nine Inch Nails, “The Idea Of You” (2016)<p>Nine Inch Nails unleashed its new EP, <i>Not The Actual Events</i>, when …

Physics

Dark Energy from Violation of Energy Conservation

In this Letter, we consider the possibility of reconciling metric theories of gravitation with a violation of the conservation of energy-momentum. …

Science

Giant Atoms Could Help Unveil 'Dark Matter' and Other Cosmic Secrets

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>The …

Science

Farthest Milky Way stars might be ripped from another galaxy

The 11 farthest known stars in our galaxy are located about 300,000 light-years from Earth, well outside the Milky Way’s spiral disk. New research by …

Space Science

Dark matter still missing

Chalk up one more loss for physicists searching for dark matter. Scientists with the XENON100 experiment have largely ruled out another experiment’s …

Physics

Deepest X-ray image ever is chock-full of black holes

Astronomers are getting their best look yet at black holes by studying the deepest X-ray image ever obtained.

Physics