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A new paper outlines a method to directly detect particles from the 'dark world' using the Large Hadron Collider. Until now we've only been able to make indirect measurements and simulations, such as the visualization of dark matter above.

Scientists discovered a way to trap mysterious dark matter

It is a complete mystery. But it is an important mystery. It turns out that roughly 68% of the universe is dark energy. Dark...
A photo of a preserved river channel on Mars with color overlaid to show different elevations (blue is low, yellow is high). Courtesy of NASA/JPL/Univ. Arizona/UChicago

Water carved deep riverbeds on Mars into its history

According to a new study by University of Chicago scientists, water-carved deep riverbeds into the Mar's surface, but what kind of weather is responsible...
University of Chicago and the University of Bath scientists revealed new insights about how materials cluster together in the absence of gravity. Courtesy of Melody Lim

Levitating particles could unravel how planets form

Mechanically agitated granular matter often serves as a prototype for exploring the rich physics associated with hard-sphere systems, with an effective temperature introduced by...
A newly discovered exoplanet is located within the “habitable zone,” where liquid water may exist on the planet’s surface. Courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Francis Reddy

Citizen scientist just discovered a planet twice the size of earth

A research team that included a UChicago graduate student has discovered a planet that is estimated to be twice the size of earth. The planet...
In new study, UChicago astronomers find no evidence for extra spatial dimensions to the universe based on gravitational wave data. Credit: Courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center CI Lab

Gravitational waves provide dose of reality about extra dimensions

The earlier discovery of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars was groundbreaking. But it fails to add extra dimensions to our understanding of the universe. A new...
Scientists Explained How Solar System could have Formed in Bubble Around Giant Star

Scientists Explained How Solar System could have Formed in Bubble Around Giant Star

In spite of the numerous amazing revelations people have made about the universe, researchers are as yet uncertain about the birth story of our...