Ancient minerals buried underground could bear scars of early collisions with dark matter. Minerals such as halite and zabuyelite could serve as natural dark matter detectors, scientists said.
Earth/Environment July 11, 2018
Scientists devised a new way to test if dark matter exists. The answer, they believe, could be found in the movements of stars in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.
Space June 27, 2018
Aside from dark matter and the dark energy that comprised the universe, there remained to be 5 percent of what was called the 'ordinary matter.' About two-thirds of this ordinary matter was left unaccounted for until now.
Space June 21, 2018
A fifth force may pull or push standard matter away from dark matter. Astronomers from Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy said that binary pulsars provide a new way of testing this hypothetical force.
Space June 19, 2018
An experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab has shown strong evidence of neutrino’s behavior. Neutrinos make up the basic components of the universe, but it cannot be detected by the naked eye.
Energy June 6, 2018
A new study recently offered proof for the existence of a ghost particle called a sterile neutrino but its existence may have been exaggerated. The sterile neutrino may not even exist.
Space June 5, 2018
Scientists found new signs of the existence of a particle that’s not supposed to exist. Using the MiniBooNE particle detector, physicists detected sterile neutrinos, a possible candidate for dark matter.
Space June 4, 2018
Drawing inspiration from previous research, Harvard scientists theorized that dark matter is electric. If true, dark matter would be able to interact with ordinary matter through an electromagnetic force.
Space June 4, 2018
Dark matter is believed to be one of the most basic elements of the universe, but it remains a mystery. Scientists now believe that its particles are likely smaller than previously expected.
Space June 2, 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
The experiment aimed at solving the mystery surrounding dark matter received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The SuperCDMS project has been touted as the world’s most sensitive experiment in the search for the dark matter.
Space May 9, 2018
Is dark matter composed of ancient black holes nearly as old as the universe? Researchers ran computer simulations in the hope of finding evidence of primordial black holes in dwarf galaxies halos, where much of dark matter is located
Space April 21, 2018
The cosmic gorilla effect study implied that a structured mind is hardwired to ignore what it is actually looking for. Could it be that the unexplained dark matter in the Universe is actually a cosmic signal of a more advanced alien civilization?
Space April 12, 2018
Something similar to the invisible gorilla effect may happen when humans search for alien life. Researchers said that other intelligent beings may manifest in dimensions that escape our perception.
Space April 11, 2018
Researchers developed a new method to measure the amount of dark matter at the center of tiny dwarf galaxies using star clusters. Their work may eventually unveil the nature of dark matter.
Space April 9, 2018
An earlier study of the galaxy cluster Abell 3827 deduced that dark matter can interact with other forces other than gravity. New observations made with Atacama Large Millimeter Array challenged the findings.
Space April 6, 2018
Experts can't still fully explain the science behind the mysterious galaxy NGC 1052-DF2. Scientists are determined to find other dark matter-deficient galaxies that reverse everything that is known about how galaxies are formed.
Space March 30, 2018
Scientists have discovered a faraway galaxy without dark matter, a mysterious material that is believed to be present throughout the universe. Ironically, the absence of dark matter may prove that it exists.
Space March 29, 2018
After more than a year of preparation, a streamer finally completed the 'Dark Souls' trilogy without taking any damage. There were some rules established that allowed some situational exceptions.
Video Games March 14, 2018
Astronomers reported finding the apparent fingerprint of the first stars of the universe, which formed about 180 million years after the Big Bang. What does this tell about dark matter?
Space March 1, 2018
Fusing two bottom quarks can result in massive amount of energy more powerful than that of nuclear fusion. Is there reason to worry about potential threats from a quark bomb?
Energy November 6, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
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
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
After 20 months of searching, the LUX detector has failed to grab ahold of any dark matter particles.
Material Science July 21, 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
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
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
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
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
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