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Missing dark matter from the early universe found by astronomers

Missing dark matter from the early universe found by astronomers

For close on a century, researchers have estimated that the universe contains more matter than can be directly observed known as dark matter. They...
In their article, the scientists propose a new model with dark energy and our Universe riding on an expanding bubble in an extra dimension. Photograph: Suvendu Giri

Our universe may be sitting on a bubble within an extra dimension

We know that our universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, but what causes this growth remains a mystery. The most likely explanation is...
Abell S1063, a galaxy cluster, was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Frontier Fields programme. The huge mass of the cluster — containing both baryonic matter and dark matter — acts as cosmic magnification glass and deforms objects behind it. In the past astronomers used this gravitational lensing effect to calculate the distribution of dark matter in galaxy clusters. A more accurate and faster way, however, is to study the intracluster light (visible in blue), which follows the distribution of dark matter. Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Montes (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Faint starlight in Hubble images reveals distribution of dark matter

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have employed a revolutionary method to detect dark matter in galaxy clusters. The method allows...
New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

Albert Einstein provided the first hint of the dark universe exactly 100 years ago when he discovered a parameter in his equations known as...
Dark matter with borders

Our universe is less lumpy than estimated

An international group of researchers has released the most in-depth wide-field map of the three-dimensional distribution of matter in the universe ever made. The...
Scientists are hunting for fifth force of nature

Scientists are hunting for fifth force of nature

Scientists are on the hunt for a 'dark force' of nature that could reveal the universe that lies hidden from view. Through this hunt, scientists...
This artist’s impression shows the evolution of the universe, beginning with the Big Bang (left) and the appearance of the cosmic microwave background. The formation of the first stars ended the cosmic dark ages, followed by the formation of galaxies. Artwork by M. Weiss/CfA

Does some dark matter particles carry an electric charge?

The nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in science and we need to use any related new data to tackle...
The SQUID-based amplifier, which is about a millimeter square, is supercooled to be sensitive to faint signals from axions, should they convert into a microwave photon in the ADMX detector. Sean O'Kelley image

Start of most sensitive search yet for dark matter axion

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have recently developed low-noise superconducting quantum amplifiers through which, they are embarking the most sensitive search yet for axions,...
Robotic 'Starbugs' technology to study millions of stars

Robotic ‘Starbugs’ technology to study millions of stars

UNSW researchers will co-lead the speediest ever study of stars in our cosmic system, following the dispatch on Thursday of a progressive new Australian...

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