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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...
Scientists have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation

Scientists have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation

Scientists have gained new insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies by developing and programming a new simulation model for the universe —...
Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Do They Really Exist?

Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Do They Really Exist?

For close on a century, scientists have speculated that the universe contains more matter than can be straightforwardly watched, known as dark matter. They...
Artificial Intelligence Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times Faster

Artificial Intelligence Analyzes Gravitational Lenses 10 Million Times Faster

For the first time, scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University showed that artificial intelligence can accurately analyze the complex...
Scientists Are One Step Closer to Finding Dark Matter

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Finding Dark Matter

The existence of dark matter has been known for decades. The first evidence for dark matter emerged in 1932 when Jan Oort noted that objects...
World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Gives Researchers Initial Results

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Gives Researchers Initial Results

Almost 85% of the universe is covered with dark matter. Dark matter is 5 times more abundant than ordinary matter and is responsible for bending...

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