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New Kind of Dark Matter Could Form 'Dark Atoms'

The mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe could be composed, in part, of invisible and nearly intangible counterparts of atoms, protons and electrons, researchers say. Full story

'Dark Matter' of Life: Mysterious Bacteria Captured

The genome of mysterious bacteria that lurk in hospital drains has been sequenced. Full story

Lightweight Galaxy Is the Smallest Ever Found

An ultra-faint collection of 1,000 stars orbiting the Milky Way is the most lightweight galaxy ever discovered, scientists say. Full story

New Experiment Seeks Mysterious Dark Matter Underground

A new hunt for dark matter — an invisible but bountiful constituent of the universe — is under way inside an underground laboratory a mile and half below Ontario, Canada, scientists report. Full story

Hints of Dark Matter Possibly Seen

DENVER — Hints of dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up perhaps 85 percent of the matter in the universe, may have been observed by scientists. Full story

How Will Scientists Confirm Dark Matter Discovery?

Physicists announced today (April 3) that a particle detector on the International Space Station has possibly detected signals of dark matter. Full story

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Abell 520
Abell 520

This composite image shows the distribution of dark matter, galaxies, and hot gas in the core of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520, formed from a violent collision of massive galaxy clusters. Starlight from galaxies is indicated in orange. Green indicates hot gas, and blue indicates mass, most of

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Dark matter distribution

Recent observations show that dark matter in the universe is distributed as a network of gigantic dense and empty regions, where the largest white regions are about the size of Earth's moon on the sky.

Dark matter simulation
Dark matter simulation

This visualization of the dark matter halo surrounding a large cluster of galaxies was created using the Bolshoi cosmological simulation.