Dark Matter

One Star Could Answer Many Unsolved Questions About Black Holes

A supermassive black hole (SMBH) likely resides at the center of the Milky Way, and in the centers of other…

3 weeks ago

Searching for Dark Matter Inside the Earth

Dark matter remains one of the greatest mysteries in science.  Despite decades of astronomical evidence for its existence, no one…

3 months ago

WIMPS vs. Axions: What is dark matter?

Dark matter rules every galaxy. But what exactly is it? Astronomers believe it to be some kind of new, exotic…

3 months ago

The Milky Way’s Central bar Spin-Rate is Slowing Down Thanks to Dark Matter

If it were't for an enormous halo of dark matter enveloping our galaxy, the spin-rate of our central bar should…

4 months ago

A Dark Matter map of our Local Cosmic Neighborhood

A new simulation by a team of astrophysicists has resulted in the most detailed 3D map of the cosmic web,…

5 months ago

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.

6 months 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…

6 months 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.

6 months 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…

7 months 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…

7 months ago