dark matter halo

The Milky Way's Disk is Warped. Is That Because our Dark Matter Halo is Tilted?

Astronomers have measured the Milky Way's shape and found that the disk is warped and not a flat spiral like…

5 months ago

A Massive Galaxy With Almost No Dark Matter

Astronomers have found a massive galaxy that contains little to no Dark Matter, something that doesn't fit with current cosmological…

7 months ago

Gravitational Lensing is Helping to Nail Down Dark Matter

Using gravitational lenses, a team of astronomers showed how axions could be the particle that makes up Dark Matter.

10 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…

2 years ago

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…

3 years 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 years 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.

3 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 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.)…

5 years ago