axions

If Axions are Dark Matter, we've got new Hints About Where to Look for Them

A computer simulation of dark matter points to axions being more massive than expected.

5 months ago

Missing Mass? Not on our Watch—Dr. Paul Sutter Explains Dark Matter

In the first episode of a new series with ArsTechnica - Edge of Knowledge - Dr. Paul Sutter explains the…

7 months ago

A Worldwide Search for Dark Matter Fails to Turn up a Signal for This Mysterious Particle

A global search for dark matter turns up nothing, but than in itself is useful.

7 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…

1 year 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.

1 year 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…

2 years ago

Japanese Dark Matter Detector is Seeing a “Surprising Excess of Events”

A search for dark matter has found an extra signal in their data that could point toward proof of dark…

2 years ago

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…

3 years ago

Dark Matter: Hot Or Not?

Relying on Hubble data, a new study has suggested that (contrary to hot and cold models) dark matter may actually…

6 years ago