Dark Matter

If dark matter is a particle, it should get inside red giant stars and change the way they behave

Dark matter makes up the vast majority of matter in the universe, but we can't see it. At least, not…

7 days ago

Art Installation that Demonstrates How Dark Matter Bends Light with Gravity

A new art installation at the Science Gallery Dublin, called "Dark Distortions," helps viewers to see the influence dark matter…

2 months ago

A Tabletop-sized Experiment Could Help in the Search for Dark Matter

Dark matter is one of the least understood aspects in physics.  The evidence for dark matter is from its gravitational…

3 months ago

There’s no evidence that dark matter interacts with any other force but gravity

Most of the universe is made of one of two kinds of mysterious substances, called dark matter and dark energy.…

3 months 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…

3 months ago

A Massive Rotating Disc Discovered in the Early Universe

If we want to understand how the Universe evolves, we have to understand how its large structures form and evolve.…

4 months ago

Hundreds of New Gravitational Lenses Discovered to Help Study the Distant Universe

General relativity tells us that everything, even light, is affected by the mass of an object. When a beam of…

4 months ago

Decaying Dark Matter Should be Visible Here in the Milky Way as a Halo Around the Galaxy

Astronomers are very sure that dark matter exists, but they're not sure at all what it's made of. The problem…

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…

7 months ago

Is the “D-star Hexaquark” the Dark Matter Particle?

A new paper by researchers from the University of York proposed a new candidate for Dark Matter, known as the…

7 months ago