Tag: dark matter

Gaia Satellite Finds Strange 'Ghost' Galaxy Right Outside Milky Way

Scientists discovered from Gaia's second data release a ghost dwarf hiding behind the far side of the disk of the Milky Way. In a new study, scientists discussed Antlia 2, a galaxy that escaped detection because of its low density.

Space November 14, 2018

Researchers Identity Areas Of The Universe Where Dark Matter Might Be Found

Researchers from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States created a cosmic map of dark matter using the Hyper Suprime-Cam. The map was inferred from the distortion of galaxies created by gravitational lensing.

Space October 4, 2018

Did Early Earth Collide With Dark Matter? 500 Million-Year-Old Minerals Could Hold Key To Ancient Encounter

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

Proof That Dark Matter Exists Could Be Found In Milky Way’s Satellite Galaxies

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

Scientists Detect Possible Missing 'Piece' Of Universe Created By The Big Bang

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

Neutron Star Experiment May Test Hypothetical Fifth Force Between Normal Matter And Dark Matter

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

Fermilab's NOvA Experiment Shows Strong Evidence On How Neutrinos Behave

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

Existence Of Sterile Neutrinos May Still Not Exist, Ghost Particle May Be Background Events

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 Detect Existence Of Ghost Particle That May Make Up Dark Matter

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

Harvard Physicists Say Dark Matter May Have An Electric Charge

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

World's Most Sensitive Detector Establishes Limit On Effective Size Of Dark Matter Particles

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

Rare Element Could Make Timekeeping So Precise We Could Detect Dark Matter

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

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiment Gets US Funding

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

Dark Matter Could Be Primordial Black Holes That Were Formed Right After The Universe Was Born

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

Dark Matter Could Be A Sign Of Intelligent Alien Civilization

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

Cosmic Gorilla Effect Could Make Humans Blind To Aliens In Unknown Dark Matter

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

Star Clusters Can Unveil Nature Of Dark Matter At The Center Of Dwarf Galaxies

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

ALMA Observations Show Dark Matter Does Not Interact With Itself

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

A Closer Look At DF2, The Mysterious Dark Matter-Deficient Galaxy That Is Bending The Rules Of Space

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 Discover Galaxy With No Dark Matter, Which Ironically Proves That Dark Matter Is Real

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

Dark Souls Streamer Makes History By Beating The Trilogy Without Getting Hit

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

Stars That Formed 180 Million Years After The Big Bang Offer Clues About Dark Matter

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

Particle Physics Discovery: Fusing Heavy Quarks Can Produce 10 Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion

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

Astronomers Unveil Most Accurate Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe

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

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

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