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“Dark Matter”

May 14, 2015 09:47 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
Apr 27, 2015 08:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you ever wanted to take your starship on an intergalactic joyride, astrophysicists have got your back -- they've just created the most detailed cosmic 3-D map to date, spanning an mind-boggling distance of 2 billion light-years.
Apr 23, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Hubble’s scientific bounty has benefited a wide range of astronomical and astrophysical fields, including the study of planets, moons and small icy bodies in the outer solar system and the cosmological history of the universe. Here’s a look at a few of Hubble’s greatest hits.
Apr 14, 2015 07:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A new study carried out by the ESO's Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed for the first time that dark matter may well interact with itself. Continue reading →
Mar 26, 2015 04:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New research reveals just how invisible this stuff is, even to itself.
Mar 10, 2015 06:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way is humming with gamma rays, leading astronomers to hypothesize that it could be filled with annihilating dark matter particles.
Mar 5, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The hunt for the source of dark matter is one of the most hotly anticipated searches of our time and the Higgs boson might be able to light the way to a possible dark matter discovery.
Feb 18, 2015 01:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It has long been assumed that the size of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy's core is intimately related to the number of stars that galaxy contains -- but it might not be that simple.
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