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Dark Matter Detector Science Teams Named
2013-02-13 04:30:54

In order to illuminate the darkness we turn to the light. Whether the sun, a lamp, or a candle, we rely on electromagnetic radiation to reveal the world, and indeed the Universe, around us.

Lack Of Dwarf Galaxies Around Milky Way Perplexes Physicists
2013-02-01 11:48:09

Scientists at the institute have found that a phenomenon known as “cosmic web stripping” is responsible for the lack of dwarf galaxies near the Milky Way that should be there according to the theory of cold dark matter and dark energy.

NASA Joins ESA In Euclid Mission
2013-01-24 12:37:25

NASA and the European Space Agency are partnering up on the Euclid mission to investigate dark matter and dark energy together.

How Stars Die And Black Holes Form: Your Universe Today Podcasts
2013-01-23 12:17:54

In this podcast, Dr. John Millis spoke with Vanderbilt's theoretical physicist Kelly Holley-Bockelmann about how stars die and black holes form.

Fermi Telescope Turns to Dark Matter Search
2013-01-21 10:58:25

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the most advanced space-based gamma-ray mission ever launched is turnings its eye to the problem of dark matter.

Brown Dwarf Weather Map Shows A Stormy Atmosphere
2013-01-09 08:38:22

By using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, NASA officials say they have managed to complete the most detailed weather map to date for the cool, planet-like stars known as brown dwarfs.

How Big Can Black Holes Get?
2012-12-19 07:56:28

According to a study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, there may be more ultramassive black holes in the Universe than previously thought.


Latest Dark matter Reference Libraries

Cosmology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Each speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Credit: NASA/Wikipedia What is Cosmology? I once commented to an acquaintance that I was fascinated by the field of Cosmology, and mused that if I had more time, I...

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2010-09-13 16:56:08

The Coma Cluster (Abell 1656), along with the Leo Cluster, is one of two major clusters compromising the Coma Supercluster. It contains over 1000 identified galaxies. Most of the galaxies in the center of the Coma Cluster are elliptical galaxies including both dwarf and giant. However the center is dominated by NGC 4874 and NGC 4889, two giant elliptical galaxies. The brightest galaxies are visible, a few degrees north of the galactic pole, with an amateur telescope larger than 20 cm. The...

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2010-09-07 17:31:13

The Bullet Cluster is made up of two colliding clusters galaxies. According to a 2006 study, the Bullet Cluster also shows the best evidence for the existence of Dark Matter. From observations of galaxy cluster collisions it has been found that many show displacement between their center of visible matter and their gravitational potential. Each component, stars, gas, and dark matter, within a cluster pair behaves differently during a collision allowing for each to be studied separately....

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2010-09-07 17:03:18

The Abell 520 galaxy cluster is an strange structure formed by a major merger. Due to its odd and chaotic nature it has been given the nick-name the Train Wreck Cluster. The Dark Matter within the cluster does not act as expected like it does in other clusters, therefore, Abell 520 creates problems for many of the prevailing theories about Dark Matter. It also disrupts many alternative theories of modified gravity. Similar to the Bullet Cluster the gas contents and galaxies within the...

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2010-09-13 16:46:47

The cluster CL0024+17, located in Pisces, is a galaxy cluster that is allowing astronomers to probe the distribution of dark matter in space. Dark matter does not reflect light and therefore cannot be seen. It is only detectable by the way its gravity affects the lights around it. Using gravitational lensing astronomers observe the distorted light around the dark matter and are able to tell where it is located within a cluster. A dark matter ring found near the cluster's center, by...

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