Dark Matter/Energy
Dark matter detector observes rarest event ever recorded  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
How do you observe a process that takes more than one trillion times longer than the age of the universe? The XENON Collaboration research team did it with an instrument built to... more
Astronomers Find Second Galaxy with No Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In 2018, a team of astronomers from the United States and Canada discovered that an ultra-diffuse galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Image: Partial Gravity Simulator practice  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In preparation for his Beyond mission, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, in March 2019. Here he is strapped to the Partial Gravity Simulator to practice repairing the dark-matter hunter AMS-02. more
'Snowball Chamber' Helps Researchers Use Supercooled Water to Search for Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept... more
The first direct search for inelastic boosted dark matter with a terrestrial detector  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers in the Republic of Korea, the U.S., Brazil, Indonesia and the U.K. have recently carried out a direct... more
Suspended animation  ESA · 1 week
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter more
Spacewalk repair  ESA · 1 week
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Luca Parmitano practicing for spacewalk to repair dark-matter hunter more
'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept... more
Video: The making of the largest 3-D map of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, will mobilize 5,000 swiveling robots – each one pointing a thin strand of fiber-optic cable – to gather the light... more
'Snowball chamber' helps researchers use supercooled water to search for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept... more
Scientists create a super-fast robot microscope to search for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the National University of science and technology MISIS (NUST MISIS, Moscow, Russia) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN, Naples, Italy) have developed... more
Dark Energy Instrument's lenses see the night sky for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On April 1, the dome of the Mayall Telescope near Tucson, Arizona, opened to the night sky, and starlight poured through the assembly of... more
Dark Matter Experiment Finds No Evidence of Axions  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions — hypothetical particles... more
Dark matter is not made up of tiny black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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... more
Physicists Constrain Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Researchers from Russia, Finland, and the U.S. have put a constraint on the theoretical model of dark matter particles by analyzing data from astronomical observations of active galactic... more
Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Physicists have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions -- hypothetical particles that are predicted to be among the lightest particles in the universe. The team reports that... more
Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions  MIT · 4 weeks
In its first run, ABRACADABRA detects no signal of the hypothetical dark matter particle within a specific mass range. more
Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Physicists from MIT and elsewhere have performed the first run of a new experiment to detect axions—hypothetical particles that are predicted to be among the lightest particles in the universe. If they... more
Physicists constrain dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from Russia, Finland, and the U.S. have put a constraint on the theoretical model of dark matter particles by analyzing data from astronomical observations of active galactic nuclei. The new findings provide an added incentive for research groups around... more
Unusual galaxies defy dark matter theory  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
After drawing both praise and skepticism, the team of astronomers who discovered NGC 1052-DF2 – the very first known galaxy to contain little to no dark matter – are back with stronger evidence about its bizarre... more
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