dark matter halo

How did Supermassive Black Holes Form? Collapsing Dark Matter Halos can Explain Them

We don't quite understand how the first supermassive black holes formed so quickly in the young universe. So a team…

2 weeks 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…

3 months ago

Nearby Ancient Dwarf Galaxies Have a Surprising Amount of Dark Matter

According to new research led from MIT, ancient dwarf galaxies may have had more dark matter than previously thought.

6 months ago

Slime Mold Grows the Same as the Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Matter in the Universe is not distributed equally. It's dominated by super-clusters and the filaments of matter that string them…

1 year ago

The Most Massive Galaxies Spin More Than Twice as Fast as the Milky Way

Based on new observations of super spiral galaxies, a team of scientists has found that they have massive dark matter…

2 years ago

Great News! The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Might be Named for Vera Rubin

The U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill to change the name of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST.)…

2 years ago

These 25 Billion Galaxies are Definitely Living in a Simulation

A team of astrophysicists from UZH has simulated the formation of the entire Universe, producing a catalog that will help…

4 years ago

Dark Matter Halos May Contain Stars

The image on the left shows a portion of our sky, called the Boötes field, in infrared light, while the…

9 years ago

Andromeda Dwarf Galaxies Help Unravel The Mysteries Of Dark Matter

[/caption] Yep. It's that time of year again. Time to enjoy the Andromeda Galaxy at almost every observing opportunity. But…

10 years ago