Dark Matter

Small Amounts of Dark Matter are Creating Much Stronger Gravitational Distortions than Anyone Expected to See

Dark matter is much more clumpy than we thought, which means some dark matter might be very cold.

7 days ago

New Simulation Shows Exactly What Dark Matter Would Look Like If We Could See It

A detailed simulation of dark matter finds that dark matter haloes form in a wide range of sizes.

2 weeks ago

Gamma Rays Detected Coming From the Crab Nebula

Most people with any interest in astronomy know about the Crab Nebula. It's a supernova remnant in the constellation Taurus,…

3 months ago

A Massive Rotating Disc Discovered in the Early Universe

If we want to understand how the Universe evolves, we have to understand how its large structures form and evolve.…

4 months ago

Decaying Dark Matter Should be Visible Here in the Milky Way as a Halo Around the Galaxy

Astronomers are very sure that dark matter exists, but they're not sure at all what it's made of. The problem…

6 months ago

Slime Mold Grows the Same as the Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Matter in the Universe is not distributed equally. It's dominated by super-clusters and the filaments of matter that string them…

6 months ago

Is the “D-star Hexaquark” the Dark Matter Particle?

A new paper by researchers from the University of York proposed a new candidate for Dark Matter, known as the…

6 months ago

Astronomers Simulated How the Universe Would Look Without Dark Matter

A team of European researchers recently simulated how a Universe without Dark Matter would have evolved, with surprising results!

7 months ago

Hubble Finds Teeny Tiny Clumps of Dark Matter

Using data from Hubble and the gravitational lensing technique, a team of astronomers have found definitive evidence that Dark Matter…

8 months ago

Dark Matter Could Be A Source of Gamma Rays Coming from the Center of the Milky Way

There's a lot of mysterious goings-on at the center of the Milky Way. The supermassive black hole that resides there…

9 months ago