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Two simulations of galaxy formation at the epoch when the universe was only about one billion years old. The top ("CDM") shows clumps and filaments of young galaxies using a conventional treatment of non-interacting dark matter, while the bottom ("sDAO") shows the slightly different - but measurable - differences that occur if dark matter instead could interact with some particles. Astronomers show that future precise measurements of large-scale galaxy structures could help constrain the nature of the mysterious dark matter in the universe. Bose et al. 2019

Looking for warm dark matter

The signature of this warm dark matter is present in some different ways.
Just as a wine glass distorts an image showing temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background in this photo illustration, large objects like galaxy clusters and galaxies can similarly distort this light to produce lensing effects. (Credit: Emmanuel Schaan and Simone Ferraro/Berkeley Lab)

New method to provide a clearer window into dark universe

The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is thought to be leftover radiation from the Big Bang or the time when the universe began. Also known...
Dark matter exists, confirms study

Dark matter exists, confirms study

Most of the universe is made up of dark energy, a mysterious force that drives the accelerating expansion of the universe. The next largest...
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...
Study disproves Hawking, shows tiny black holes may not account for Dark Matter

Study disproves Hawking, shows tiny black holes may not account for Dark Matter

An international research team including Dr Surhud More and Dr Anupreeta More from Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune has ruled out...
A photo of the DF2 galaxy (Image credit: NASA, ESA, and P. van Dokkum [Yale University])

New studies confirm existence of galaxies with almost no dark matter

A Yale-led team of researchers is doubling down on its earlier finding of a galaxy with almost no dark matter. In 2018, the researchers published...
Illustration of MIT’s new axion detector, in cross-section, designed to simulate an astrophysical magnetar.

Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions

One of the mysteries of our universe is that of dark energy and matter. Scientists all over the world are attempting to discover what...
Fresh data deepen mystery of dark-matter signal

Fresh data deepen mystery of dark-matter signal

Dark matter is thought to compromise 85% of the material Universe. For 20 years, an experiment in Italy known as DAMA has detected an...
This computer drawing shows the FASER instrument in a tunnel at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. The detector will be precisely aligned with the collision axis in the ATLAS instrument 480 meters away. FASER will track and measure the decay of particles produced.FASER/CERN

FASER detector at the LHC to explore clues about hidden matter in the universe

On March 5, the research board at the CERN has approved a new experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, to search for...