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Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer

What is dark matter made of? It's one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark…

1 month ago

Now We Know That Dark Matter Isn’t Primordial Black Holes

A new study by an international team of scientists has tested Hawking's theory of dark matter, and ruled out that…

3 months ago

Massive Photons Could Explain Dark Matter, But Don’t

I’ll be the first to admit that we don’t understand dark matter. We do know for sure that something funny…

3 months ago

Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles

WFIRST ain't your grandma's space telescope. Despite having the same size mirror as the surprisingly reliable Hubble Space Telescope, clocking…

4 months ago

Gravitational Waves Might be the Key to Finding Dark Matter

Exotic dark matter theories. Gravitational waves. Observatories in space. Giant black holes. Colliding galaxies. Lasers. If you're a fan of…

8 months ago

Hubble Finds a Galaxy with Almost no Dark Matter

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other ground-based observatories, a team of astronomers have found a galaxy that…

1 year ago

The First Results From The IllustrisTNG Simulation Of The Universe Has Been Completed, Showing How Our Cosmos Evolved From The Big Bang

The IllustrusTNG Project has created a large and detailed simulation of the Universe. It's helping us answer some important questions…

1 year ago

Space Station-Based Experiment Might Have Found Evidence of Dark Matter Destroying Itself

Two studies conducted independently of each other (using data obtained aboard the ISS) have provided a possible glimpse of dark…

2 years ago

Researchers Image Dark Matter Bridge Between Galaxies

Astronomers at the University of Waterloo have given us the first image of a dark matter filament bridge between two…

2 years ago

Towards A New Understanding Of Dark Matter

Could Primordial Black Holes be what the Universe's dark matter is made of?

2 years ago