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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
Physicists announced today (April 3) that a particle detector on the International Space Station has possibly detected signals of dark matter. Full story
CDMS search for dark matter.
Particle physicist Marc Goulette gestures in front of the ATLAS experiment during a visit at the Organization for Nuclear Research in Meyrin, near Geneva April 10, 2013. As hundreds of engineers and workers start two years of work to fit out the giant LHC particle collider to reach deep into unkno
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
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.
This visualization of the dark matter halo surrounding a large cluster of galaxies was created using the Bolshoi cosmological simulation.