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“Dark Matter”

Nov 4, 2014 11:58 AM ET
Astronomers have a conundrum on their hands. When they count up all of the ultraviolet light their calculations say SHOULD be in the universe, they come up way short! There's more such light than we can account for. What gives?
Oct 3, 2014 06:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you thought the search for the Higgs boson — the elusive particle that endows matter with mass — was epic, spare a thought for the physicists who have been trying to find a way to discover another subatomic particle … Continue reading →
Sep 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Analysis of 41 billion cosmic rays striking the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector aboard the International Space Station shows an unknown phenomena that is 'consistent with a dark matter particle' known as a neutralino.
Aug 12, 2014 12:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Through the analysis of light from distant galactic clusters, astronomers have detected a mysterious signal that they're having a hard time explaining. Continue reading →
Jun 18, 2014 05:15 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Scientists studying more than 140,000 extremely bright galaxies have calculated the expansion of the universe with unprecedented accuracy.
Jun 17, 2014 06:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A space station particle detector is closing in on a comic ray mystery.
Apr 29, 2014 07:20 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Dark matter could sling lethal meteors at Earth, potentially causing mass extinctions like the cataclysm that ended the Age of Dinosaurs, Harvard scientists say.
Jan 29, 2014 12:11 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
For the first time, a thin filament of intergalactic gas from the "cosmic web" has been directly seen using one of the largest telescopes on Earth. Continue reading →
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