Physicists proposed a new model that uses dark energy to explain the rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang. They also said gravitational waves from the beginnings of the universe should be detectable using the new model.
Space June 9, 2018
A neglected element at the bottom of the period table could be used to build clocks 100 times more precise than atomic clocks, possibly allowing scientists to detect dark matter.
May 25, 2018
Computer simulations of the cosmos revealed that higher amount of dark energy would still allow life to exist in other universes if they exist. Why does it pose a problem to the multiverse theory?
Space May 14, 2018
Astronomers think a series of 72 cosmic flashes may have been supernovae, though it’s possible they belong to another category altogether. They’re just as bright as supernovae, but only visible for far shorter periods.
Space April 6, 2018
The Dark Energy Survey collaboration releases the largest and most accurate measure of dark matter. Astrophysicists now have a better understanding of how the universe ages.
Space August 4, 2017
It looks like NASA’s much-anticipated WFIRST infrared telescope may go over budget. The agency could be forced to reconsider the design plans for its future big space observatory or even push back its launch date because of financial concerns.
Space June 8, 2017
Scientists have observed negative mass in a fluid, defying the fundamental laws of motion. According to Michael Forbes, a physicist at Washington State University, objects with negative mass will exercise acceleration in the reverse direction.
Energy April 21, 2017
The dark energy that is believed to fill 68 percent of the energy of the universe and accelerate its expansion is a myth and does not exist at all, according to new research. The study challenges the standard models of the universe.
Energy April 2, 2017
The universe has lost between 2 and 5 percent of its dark matter since the Big Bang. The reduction is due to dark matter particles that decay over time.
Space December 31, 2016
How will the universe likely end? A study of the cosmos map revealed that dark energy may cause the universe to slowly rip itself apart until there is nothing left.
Space November 11, 2016
Dataset of 740 Type Ia supernovae suggests the universe is expanding at a constant rate. The result raises question on the existence of dark energy.
Space October 24, 2016
The largest 3D map of the universe, which validates Einstein's theories, can make accurate measurements of dark energy and how it affects changes in the universe. The new map can also measure the universe's expansion rate.
Space July 18, 2016
Scientists constructed the largest-ever three-dimensional map of distant galaxies to come up with the most precise measurements yet of the elusive dark energy that drives the accelerated expansion of the universe.
Space July 14, 2016
Researchers discover that the universe is growing at a 5 to 9 percent faster rate than what was initially thought. They believe this could be influenced by the amount of dark energy or dark radiation levels present in the universe.
Space June 3, 2016
The universe constantly expands and changes, allowing the formation of cosmological structures. Scientists in Sweden developed new codes that would let us glimpse into these formations and shed light on the mysteries of dark energy.
Space March 8, 2016
Amounts of normal matter that are consumed by supermassive black holes are likely converted into energy, according to researchers in Austria. This energy is then released into different parts of the universe.
Space February 26, 2016
New NASA telescope Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which will be launched in the mid-2020s, will capture views of the universe that are 100 times bigger than those of the Hubble. It is deemed instrumental in the search of the mysterious dark matter as well as new planets and galaxies.
Space February 19, 2016
Repurposed spy satellite will spy on universe's mysteries, including dark energy and exoplanets, NASA says. The space agency is accelerating a program meant to put it into orbit in 2024.
Space January 7, 2016
A new study proposed that there are long filaments of dark matter – called 'hairs' – existing and sprouting from Earth. This invisible, mysterious dark matter is believed to make up about 27 percent of all matter and energy in the universe.
Space November 24, 2015
Highly-advanced Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will soon embark on a mission to create a 3D map of the universe. Through the said project, scientists will use dark energy to determine how the universe was shaped to how it is today.
Space September 22, 2015
A new study conducted by UC Berkeley researchers explores the properties of dark energy through the help of hypothetical particles known as chameleons.
Space August 23, 2015
The Dark Energy Survey has released a map of the dark matter in the cosmos. The survey focuses on the importance of better understanding dark matter.
Space April 14, 2015
Type Ia supernova come in two varieties, as astronomers have found. What could this mean for the acceleration of the universe and the theory of dark energy?
Geek April 12, 2015
The universe will face a catastrophic collapse. However, such collapse will occur only in the next few billions of years.
Space March 25, 2015
Scientists have discovered nine dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. The nearest one is 97,000 light-years away, while the farthest is 1.2 million light-years away.
Space March 11, 2015
Comet Lovejoy has been photographed like never before. How did this happen by accident?
Space March 1, 2015
Researcher suggests dark energy not necessary to account for the accelerating expansion of the universe. The apparent acceleration can be explained by time dilation cause by the movement of the galaxy in the past and present, he says.
Space January 2, 2015
GPS satellites that use atomic clocks can be used to detect dark matter, two physicists suggest. An interaction with dark matter is posited to result in time discrepancy and leave a distinct signature.
Energy November 18, 2014
Dark energy is consuming dark matter, meaning there’s less and less of what the universe needs to create galaxies, according to a study.
Space November 4, 2014