Dark Matter

Roman Space Telescope Will Be Hunting For Primordial Black Holes

When astrophysicists observe the cosmos, they see different types of black holes. They range from gargantuan supermassive black holes with…

2 weeks ago

The Universe Could Be Filled With Ultralight Black Holes That Can't Die

Steven Hawking famously calculated that black holes should evaporate, converting into particles and energy over vast periods. But what if…

3 weeks ago

The Milky Way’s History is Written in Streams of Stars

The Milky Way is ancient and massive, a collection of hundreds of billions of stars, some dating back to the…

1 month ago

A New Tabletop Experiment to Search for Dark Matter

What is Dark Matter? We don't know. At this stage of the game, scientists are busy trying to detect it…

2 months ago

The Milky Way’s Smallest, Faintest Satellite Galaxy Found

The Milky Way has many satellite galaxies, most notably the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They're both visible to the…

2 months ago

Dwarf Galaxies Could be the Key to Explaining Dark Matter

If dark matter is a particle, it's possible that it could self-annihilate, becoming normal matter and releasing gamma radiation. Dwarf…

2 months ago

This New Map of 1.3 Million Quasars Is A Powerful Tool

Quasars are the brightest objects in the Universe. The most powerful ones are thousands of times more luminous than entire…

2 months ago

Colliding Neutron Stars are the Ultimate Particle Accelerators

Gamma-ray telescopes observing neutron star collisions might be the key to identifying the composition of dark matter. One leading theory…

2 months ago

Webb Can Directly Test One Theory for Dark Matter

What is it about galaxies and dark matter? Most, if not all galaxies are surrounded by halos of this mysterious,…

3 months ago

“Seeing” the Dark Matter Web That Surrounds the Coma Cluster

According to our predominant cosmological models, Dark Matter makes up the majority of mass in the Universe (roughly 85%). While…

3 months ago