Dark Matter

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.

7 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…

8 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…

8 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…

8 months ago

New Data Supports the Modified Gravity Explanation for Dark Matter, Much to the Surprise of the Researchers

A team of astronomers set out to disprove modified gravity, and ended up confirming it instead.

9 months ago

If Axions Explain Dark Matter, it Could be Possible to Detect Them Nearby Neutron Stars

Astronomers look for dark matter in the radio signals of neutron stars. If found it could solve two problems in…

9 months ago

Astronomers find a galaxy that had its dark matter siphoned away

The galaxy NGC 1052-DF4 surprised scientists by having almost no dark matter to complement its stellar population. Recently a team…

10 months ago

One of These Pictures Is the Brain, the Other is the Universe. Can You Tell Which is Which?

‚ÄúScience is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in…

10 months ago

A new way to map out dark matter is 10 times more precise than the previous-best method

Astronomers have to be extra clever to map out the invisible dark matter in the universe. Recently, a team of…

10 months ago

Something other than just gravity is contributing to the shape of dark matter halos

Galactic dark matter is in a state of maximum entropy, which means it must interact with itself.

11 months ago