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Latest Manoj Kaplinghat Stories

2012-08-13 15:05:08

Gamma-ray photons seen emanating from the center of the Milky Way galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility that dark-matter particles are annihilating each other in space, according to research submitted by UC Irvine astrophysicists to the American Physical Society journal Physical Review D. Kevork Abazajian, assistant professor, and Manoj Kaplinghat, associate professor, of the Department of Physics & Astronomy analyzed data collected between August 2008 and June 2012...

2010-04-16 12:53:44

Study refines predictions of what may constitute evidence of elusive particles Astrophysicists are looking everywhere "“ inside the Large Hadron Collider, in deep mines and far out into space "“ for evidence of dark matter, which makes up about 25 percent of the energy density of the universe. Despite the recent tantalizing observation of excess high-energy positrons "“ thought to be due to dark matter "“ UC Irvine researchers say we're not quite there yet. Models...

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2008-08-29 08:45:00

Breakthrough helps researchers better understand mysterious dark matter By analyzing light from small, faint galaxies that orbit the Milky Way, UC Irvine scientists believe they have discovered the minimum mass for galaxies in the universe "“ 10 million times the mass of the sun. This mass could be the smallest known "building block" of the mysterious, invisible substance called dark matter. Stars that form within these building blocks clump together and turn into galaxies. Scientists...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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