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Cost Of NASA’s Dark Energy Mission Swells: What’s In Store For The Next Big Space Observatory?

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

Image Confirms Invisible Dark Matter Connects Galaxies In The Universe

A combined image of more than 23,000 galaxy pairs suggests that dark matter exists. It also confirms galaxies are connected together through a cosmic web of the invisible substance.

Space April 15, 2017

Astronomers Capture First Image Of Elusive Dark Matter

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have captured a composite image of the elusive dark matter for the first time. The mysterious matter’s image has the face of a ghost and teased out by gravitational lensing method.

Space April 14, 2017

Dark Energy May Be Myth, Standard Models Of Universe Overlooked Changing Structure: Study

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

Dark Matter Was Minor Ingredient Of Galaxies In Early Universe

Using instruments of the Very Large Telescope in Chile, astronomers found evidence that dark matter played a minor role in early galaxies. What were their observations?

Space March 16, 2017

Key Experiment At Large Hadron Collider Gets Major Upgrade To Boost Particle Hunt

The pixel tracker inside the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) of the Large Hadron Collider has just been upgraded. This tune-up is made to boost the particle accelerator's hunt for new particles and the elusive dark matter.

Material Science March 3, 2017

New Dark Matter Map Offers Insight Into Cold Particles

Astronomers successfully mapped out the distribution of dark matter in three galaxy clusters, thanks to data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These dark matter maps offered scientists insight into the existence of cold dark matter particles.

Space March 2, 2017

NASA Fermi Telescope Detects Dark Matter In Andromeda Galaxy

The Fermi telescope of NASA has detected Gamma-ray signals at the Andromeda galaxy indicating dark matter. The high-energy gamma-rays are produced by cosmic rays when they move at high speed and collide with gas clouds and starlight.

Space February 23, 2017

Astronomers Discover 7 Dwarf Galaxy Groups That May Eventually Merge, Form Larger Galaxies

Seven groups of dwarf galaxies were discovered by astronomers in conditions ideal to a merger forming a bigger galaxy. This has reinforced the theory that mature galaxies were formed by the amalgamation of smaller galaxies several billions of years ago.

Space January 26, 2017

Universe Lost Up To 5 Percent Of Dark Matter Since Big Bang

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

Vera Rubin, Astronomer Who Confirmed Dark Matter Existence, Dies At 88

Vera Rubin, the famous astronomer who proved the existence of dark matter, died on Dec. 25 at the age of 88 in a Princeton hospital. Rubin’s pioneering contribution on “black matter” studies had been path breaking and made it one of the cardinal principles of the universe.

Space December 27, 2016

Large Sky Survey Reveals Dark Matter May Be Smoother Than Expected

A new galaxy survey using ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope in Chile has shown that dark matter is sparsely distributed throughout space than previously thought. The results of the KiDS survey disagreed with earlier results from the Planck satellite.

Space December 9, 2016

How Universe Will End: Dark Energy May Get Universe To Gradually Rip Itself Apart Until Nothing Remains

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

Dragonfly 44 Galaxy Is Made Up Of 99.99 Percent Dark Matter: How This Discovery Changes Everything

Known as the Milky Way's 'dark twin,' the Dragonfly 44 galaxy is special because it contains 99.99 percent dark matter. The galaxy is also changing what scientists thought they understood about this substance and the formation of galaxies.

Space August 28, 2016

Dark Milky Way Twin: New Massive Galaxy Dragonfly 44 Is 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

The dark galaxy Dragonfly 44 that lies in the nearby Coma constellation is so faint astronomers only discovered it recently. The Milky Way twin is almost entirely dark matter.

Space August 26, 2016

Antarctica's IceCube Observatory Finds No Evidence Of Dark Matter Candidate Sterile Neutrino Particle

Earlier experiments hinted at the existence of a fourth flavor of neutrino. IceCube Observatory scientists, however, did not find evidence of the sterile neutrino, which could have shed light on dark matter.

Space August 10, 2016

Dark Matter Still Continues To Evade Us, But The Search Is Not Over Yet

After 20 months of searching, the LUX detector has failed to grab ahold of any dark matter particles.

Material Science July 21, 2016

Largest 3D Universe Map Validates Einstein's Dark Energy Theory, Features 1.2 Million Galaxies

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

Biggest 3D Map Of 1.2 Million Galaxies To Shed Light On Dark Energy

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

'Dark Matter' Season 2 Will Offer More Insight Into Characters, But Also Include Adventure

Melissa O’Neil, Roger Cross and Melanie Liburd recently spoke to press about what fans can expect from the show during its second season, including how their characters will continue to grow and evolve.

Movies/TV Shows July 7, 2016

Milky Way Measurement Reveals Galaxy Is Lighter Than Previously Thought

The mass of the Milky Way galaxy has been a puzzle for many astronomers. Now, a young scientist was able to come up with a technique to better measure the galaxy's mass.

Space June 2, 2016

Physics Lab May Have Found Evidence Of Fifth Force Of Nature

Have scientists found the elusive fifth force? A recent analysis of a Hungarian experiment showed a possible evidence of nature’s fifth force, but skeptics remain unconvinced.

Energy May 27, 2016

Dark Matter May Be Composed Of Primordial Black Holes: NASA Scientist

A new study proposes that perhaps black holes are the dark matter scientists are long looking for. Find out the role of primordial black holes (PBHs) in this continuing mystery, which involves LIGO's first-ever detection of gravitational waves.

Space May 26, 2016

Explore The World Of Particle Physics With Open Data From CERN's Large Hadron Collider

Scientists rejoice! The open data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider can help you explore the world of particle physics at your leisure. Here’s what is in it for you.

Energy April 26, 2016

CERN Releases 300 TB Of Large Hadron Collider Data Online

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has uploaded 300 terabytes of data from the Large Hadron Collider for the public to use. This could help guide scientists and serve as educational tools for students.

Energy April 25, 2016

Dwarf Dark Galaxy Spotted Through Gravitational Lens - Check It Out!

A dark matter galaxy may have been detected, by accident, by astronomers testing equipment at ALMA. How did they find a galaxy that does not give out light?

Space April 15, 2016

Underground Physics Lab May Unveil Secrets Of The Universe

Underground physics lab SNOLAB in Ontario, Canada is helping humans unearth the secrets of the universe, including the potential existence of dark matter. Its director and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Arthur McDonald holds a public talk to discuss their mission in the lab.

Space April 15, 2016

Scientists Detect First Possible Signature Of Dark Matter Annihilation In The Milky Way

Scientists have probably identified a highly possible signature of the dark matter annihilation in the Milky Way. Previously only detected through their gravitational effects on stars, the astounding discovery contributes to how dark matter is understood.

Space March 30, 2016

Engineers Install Secondary Mirror Of James Webb Space Telescope

NASA engineers have installed the beryllium-made secondary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope, touted the next-generation premier space observatory. The space telescope is poised to image the first galaxies formed and study planets surrounding distant stars.

Space March 14, 2016

Where Do Things That Get Sucked Into Black Holes Go? To The ‘Loneliest Places Of The Universe’: Scientists

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

NASA Is Building A New Telescope With Field Of View 100 Times Wider Than Hubble: Here’s Why

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

New Method May Help Hunt For Dark Matter

The new field of galactoseismology investigates galaxy quakes or ripples that could be key in finally finding dark matter. Thousands of satellite galaxies producing seismic-like waves possibly buzz through or around the Milky Way.

Space January 11, 2016

China Receives Message From Dark Matter Probe Satellite DAMPE

Last Sunday, China’s ground stations received data from its first satellite tasked to probe dark matter. DAMPE satellite transmitted quality data in the right format as reported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is launching four other space missions.

Space December 23, 2015

Electrons Are Probably Immortal (Still)

The standard model of physics is safe for now, following new research on electron decay.

Energy December 16, 2015

World's Most Sensitive Detector Gets Upgrade As Search For Dark Matter Goes On

Scientists tweak and recalibrate a detector deep within the Earth designed to spot mysterious particles of dark matter. The experimental detector is now 20 times more sensitive to particles known as WIMPS, the leading candidates for invisible dark matter.

December 15, 2015

ALMA Discovers Massive Cluster Of Baby Galaxies Nestled In Dark Matter

A nest of baby galaxies around 11.5 billion light-years away has been discovered. These galaxies are seemingly placed inside a web of dark matter, supporting the theory that the universe formed within massive accumulations of dark matter.

Space December 7, 2015

Earth May Have Hairy Dark Matter, Study Suggests

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

Dead Galaxy At Edge Of Milky Way Hosts Highest Concentration Of Dark Matter

Triangulum II, a nearby dwarf galaxy at the edge of Milky Way, possibly contains the highest concentration of dark matter in the whole universe, a scientist at Caltech said. Experts said the discovery could contribute to the further understanding of dark matter.

Space November 20, 2015

Harvard Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Been Responsible For Celestial Body That Wiped Out Dinosaurs

Harvard physicist Lisa Randall suggests that dark matter is the root cause of the dinosaurs' extinction. Randall believes that a dark matter disk influenced the orbit of a nine-mile-long comet, causing it to head toward Earth.

Space November 16, 2015

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument To Be Used To Create 3D Map Of The Universe

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

Dead Galaxies In Distant Cluster May Be Packed With Dark Matter

Galaxies falling into a giant galactic cluster may have escaped being shredded by gravity by the dark matter they contained, scientists say. Although dead for 7 billion years in terms of producing stars, they remain intact.

Space July 20, 2015

The Search For Dark Matter May Find Its Answer In Black Holes, Computer Simulation Indicates (Video)

Black holes could be extreme natural 'laboratories' to reveal the existence of dark matter, researchers suggest. Collisions of dark matter particles near black holes could create a detectable, observable signal, they say.

Space June 24, 2015

Subaru Telescope Discovers 854 'Dark Galaxies'

Scientists at SUNY-Stony Brook University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have discovered hundreds of galaxies composed almost entirely of dark matter.

Space June 23, 2015

Interview: How Syfy's 'Dark Matter' Delves Into What It's Like Not Knowing Who You Are

Tomorrow sees the premiere of Syfy's 'Dark Matter,' a series about waking up and not knowing who you are. Executive Producer Joe Mallozi, along with stars Melissa O'Neill, Marc Bendavid and Anthony Lempe, recently talked to us about the series.

Movies/TV Shows June 12, 2015

Large Hadron Collider All Set To Go Full Blast And Search For Answers About Dark Matter And Other Particles

After undergoing repair and maintenance, the Large Hadron Collider will resume smashing particles now at an unprecedented speed. Scientists hope the particle accelerator's second run would shed light on the mystery of dark matter and lead to discovery of other particles.

Energy June 3, 2015

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