Dark Matter

Dark Matter Could Change the Temperature of Exoplanets, Allowing us to Detect it

If dark matter exists, it could make Jupiter-like exoplanets warmer than we expect.

2 weeks ago

New All-Sky Map of the Milky Way’s Galactic Halo

The outer reaches of the Milky Way galaxy are a different place.  Stars are much harder to come by, with…

2 weeks ago

One Idea to Explain Dark Matter – Ultralight Bosons – Fails the Test

A study of rotating black holes show that some spin so quickly because dark matter particles haven't slowed them down.

4 weeks ago

Jupiter Could Make an Ideal Dark Matter Detector

So, you want to find dark matter, but you don't know where to look? A giant planet might be exactly…

1 month ago

Is Dark Matter Responsible for Extra Gamma Rays Coming From the Center of the Milky Way?

For years astronomers have puzzled over a strange excess of gamma rays coming from the galactic center. Annihilating dark matter…

1 month ago

What's the Connection Between Stellar-Mass Black Holes and Dark Matter?

The smallest black hole we've observed might prove dark matter is made of primordial black holes.

2 months ago

If Dark Matter is Made of Sterile Neutrinos, a new Survey has Narrowed Down What to Look for

If dark matter is made of sterile neutrinos, it should emit a distinct signature of x-rays.

3 months ago

Narrowing Down the Mass of Dark Matter

Most of the matter of the universe is of a form unknown to physics. While we don't know what the…

3 months ago

By Measuring Light From Individual Stars Between Galaxy Clusters, Astronomers Find Clues About Dark Matter

Astronomers have been able to measure an extremely faint glow of light within galaxy clusters, and that measurement came with…

3 months ago

Astronomers Hoped to see Evidence of Dark Matter Particles Inside Betelgeuse. No Luck

Axions are a hypothetical particle that might explain the existence of dark matter. But it might occasionally interact with normal…

4 months ago