Dark Matter News
May 20, 2019

Top Headlines

To address messy measurements of the cosmic web that connects matter in the universe, researchers developed a way to improve the accuracy and clarity of these measurements ... read more
An international team of researchers has put a theory speculated by the late Stephen Hawking to its most rigorous test to date, and their results have ruled out the ... read more

What Does the Milky Way Weigh? Hubble and Gaia Investigate

We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our galaxy's mass, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the ... read more

Dark Matter May Be Hitting the Right Note in Small Galaxies

Dark matter may scatter against each other only when they hit the right energy, says international team of researchers in new ... read more
Latest Headlines
updated 8:49am EDT

Earlier Headlines

Our Universe: An Expanding Bubble in an Extra Dimension

Researchers have devised a new model for the universe -- one that may solve the enigma of dark energy. Their new article proposes a new structural concept, including dark energy, for a universe that ... read more

Faint Starlight in Hubble Images Reveals Distribution of Dark Matter

Astronomers have employed a revolutionary method to detect dark matter in galaxy clusters. The method allows astronomers to 'see' the distribution of dark matter more accurately than any ... read more

COSINE-100 Experiment Investigates Dark Matter Mystery

A new international experiment challenges previous claims about the detection of non-luminous dark ... read more

Bringing Balance to the Universe: New Theory Could Explain Missing 95 Percent of the Cosmos

New research could shed light on the 'missing' dark matter and dark energy that make up 95 percent of our universe and yet are wholly invisible to ... read more

Hubble Uncovers Thousands of Globular Star Clusters Scattered Among Galaxies

Astronomers using Hubble found a whopping 22,426 globular star clusters in a nearby neighborhood of ... read more

Atomic Clocks Now Keep Time Well Enough to Improve Models of Earth

Experimental atomic clocks have now achieved three new performance records, now ticking precisely enough to not only improve timekeeping and navigation, but also detect faint signals from gravity, ... read more

Scientists Refine the Search for Dark Matter

Researchers have developed a more effective technique in the search for clues about dark matter in the universe. They can now analyze much larger amounts of the data generated at ... read more

Gravitational Waves Could Shed Light on Dark Matter

Black holes colliding, gravitational waves riding through space-time - and a huge instrument that allows scientists to investigate the fabric of the universe. This could soon become reality when the ... read more

Supermassive Black Holes and Supercomputers

The universe's deep past is beyond the reach of even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope. But a new review explains how creation of the first stars and galaxies is nevertheless being mapped in ... read more

String Theory: Is Dark Energy Even Allowed?

In string theory, a paradigm shift could be imminent. In June, a team of string theorists published a conjecture which sounded revolutionary: String theory is said to be fundamentally incompatible ... read more

Observations Challenge Cosmological Theories

Since the big bang, fewer galaxy clusters have formed over time than was actually expected. Physicists from the have now confirmed this phenomenon. For the next years the researchers will analyze ... read more

Black Holes Ruled out as Universe's Missing Dark Matter

If dark matter consists of a plethora of primordial black holes, then their gravitational lensing -- magnifying and brightening distant objects -- should be detectable. Physicists analyzed 740 known ... read more

Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey Maps Dark Matter in the Universe

Today, astronomers have released the deepest wide field map of the three-dimensional distribution of matter in the universe ever made and increased the precision of constraints for dark energy with ... read more

BUFFALO Charges Towards the Earliest Galaxies

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has started a new mission to shed light on the evolution of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. The BUFFALO survey will observe six massive galaxy clusters and ... read more

Astronomers Identify Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Astronomers have found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are among the very first galaxies that formed in our ... read more

Early Opaque Universe Linked to Galaxy Scarcity

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little ... read more

Dark Energy? No Sign of Symmetrons

One of the candidates for 'dark energy' is the symmetron field. Researchers have developed an experiment capable of measuring extremely small forces with the help of neutrons. The ... read more

'Ribbon' Wraps Up Mystery of Jupiter's Magnetic Equator

The discovery of a dark ribbon of weak hydrogen ion emissions that encircles Jupiter has overturned previous thinking about the giant planet's magnetic ... read more

CALET Succeeds in Direct Measurements of Cosmic-Ray Electron Spectrum Up to 4.8 TeV

Researchers have succeeded in the direct, high-precision measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV, based on observations with the Calorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET). ... read more

NASA's New Mini Satellite Will Study Milky Way's Halo

A new mission called HaloSat will help scientists search for the universe's missing matter by studying X-rays from hot gas surrounding the Milky Way ... read more

Friday, December 28, 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Monday, July 23, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
Monday, June 25, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Monday, May 14, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017