Dark Matter

Did Supermassive Black Holes Form Directly From Dark Matter?

Supermassive black holes are just a little bit too supermassive - astronomers have difficulty explaining how they got so big…

7 months ago

An Exotic Explanation for the Most Extreme Gravitational Wave Detected so far

A new study proposes an exotic boson star to explain the largest gravitational wave merger we've observed.

7 months ago

A New Technique to Find Cold Gas Streams That Might Make up the Missing (Normal) Matter in the Universe

Where is all the missing matter? That question has plagued astronomers for decades, because the Universe looks emptier than it…

7 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.

8 months ago

Narrowing Down the Mass of Dark Matter

Most of the matter of the universe is of a form unknown to physics. While we don't know what the…

8 months ago

By Measuring Light From Individual Stars Between Galaxy Clusters, Astronomers Find Clues About Dark Matter

Astronomers have been able to measure an extremely faint glow of light within galaxy clusters, and that measurement came with…

8 months ago

Astronomers Hoped to see Evidence of Dark Matter Particles Inside Betelgeuse. No Luck

Axions are a hypothetical particle that might explain the existence of dark matter. But it might occasionally interact with normal…

8 months ago

In Theory, Supermassive Black Holes Could get Even More Supermassive

A new study proposes that the upper mass limit for black holes could be a million times larger than we…

8 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout: December 9, 2020 – Casey Dreier: Are Changes Coming to NASA/US Space Policy?

https://youtu.be/d3_CZD2PhhA We are pleased to once again welcome Casey Dreier from the Planetary Society to the WSH. Casey will update…

10 months ago

Neutrinos Have Played a Huge Role in the Evolution of the Universe

Neutrinos are a form of dark matter, and they play a role in the evolution of the universe.

10 months ago