Dark Matter

The World's Largest Digital Camera is Complete. It Will Go Into the Vera Rubin Observatory

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory, formerly the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), was formally proposed in 2001 to create an…

2 weeks ago

A New Tabletop Experiment to Search for Dark Matter

What is Dark Matter? We don't know. At this stage of the game, scientists are busy trying to detect it…

3 weeks ago

“Seeing” the Dark Matter Web That Surrounds the Coma Cluster

According to our predominant cosmological models, Dark Matter makes up the majority of mass in the Universe (roughly 85%). While…

2 months ago

There’s Less Dark Matter at the Core of the Milky Way

Science really does keep you on your toes. First there was matter and then there were galaxies. Then those galaxies…

3 months ago

Dark Matter Could Cause Jupiter’s Night Side to Glow

One of the aspects of our study of the universe that fascinates me is the hunt for dark matter. That…

4 months ago

Will Wide Binaries Be the End of MOND?

It’s a fact that many of us have churned out during public engagement events; that at least 50% of all…

5 months ago

Dark Matter Could Help Solve the Final Parsec Problem of Black Holes

One outstanding mystery in astrophysics is known as the "final parsec problem." Simulations predict that binary black holes should stall…

5 months ago

New Telescopes to Study the Aftermath of the Big Bang

The NSF just awarded researchers at UChicago to start developing the CMB-S4 experiment, which will map the earliest moments of…

6 months ago

Euclid Recovers From a Navigation Problem and Finds its Guide Stars Again

After a bit of a hiccup with its navigation system, Euclid has found its navigation stars and is pointed the…

7 months ago

The Milky Way's Mass is Much Lower Than We Thought

How massive is the Milky Way? According to a new study using data from ESA's Gaia spacecraft, less than we…

7 months ago