SU plays key role in search for elusive dark matter

Physicist Richard Schnee hopes to find traces of dark matter by studying particles with low masses and interaction rates, some of which have never been probed before. The ongoing search for invisible dark matter is the subject of a recent article involving physicists from Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.

Fermi data tantalizes with new clues to dark matter

A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter, an unknown substance making up most of the material universe.

Hubble uncovers largest known group of star clusters, clues to dark matter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, an estimated 160,000, swarming like bees inside the crowded core of the giant grouping of galaxies known as Abell 1689.

Towards a deeper understanding of dark matter

Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer teases dark matter

An instrument mounted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may have detected its first hint of dark matter.

Where did all the dwarf galaxies go?

Astronomers believe they've worked out why there are so many fewer dwarf galaxies than predicted: they're moving so fast that their gas is simply whipped away.

NASA joins mission to investigate dark matter

NASA has signed up to join the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission, a space telescope due to launch in 2020 and designed to investigate dark matter and dark energy.

New 'cosmic candle' could help explain dark matter

Mingus - or more formally, SN SCP-0401 - is a Type Ia supernova with a redshift of 1.71, dating back 10 billion years. It's exceptional for its detailed spectrum and precision color measurement, unprecedented in a supernova so distant, says the team.

New explanation for universe's infrared glow

Dark matter halos — the huge, invisible cocoons of mass that envelop entire galaxies and account for most of the matter in the universe — may not be so dark after all.

New theory unifies dark matter and dark energy

Two mathematicians have, rather bravely, proposed a unified theory of dark matter and dark energy that alters Einstein's equations describing the fundamentals of gravity.

New evidence claimed for dark matter

Physicists say they've found more evidence for the existence of dark matter, in the form of gamma rays emanating from the center of the galaxy.

Discovery could settle dark matter mystery

Swiss astronomers say they've found large amounts of dark matter near the sun, by comparing high-quality simulations with real data.

Some of universe's missing matter found

There's more atomic hydrogen in space than thought - but still not enough to solve the dark matter problem.

More doubt cast on dark matter theories

The theory of dark matter has taken another knock, with the discovery of a vast structure of satellite galaxies and clusters of stars surrounding our galaxy, stretching out across a million light years.

Dark matter theories take a blow

If dark matter exists, it's not hiding out in our neighbourhood, baffled scientists have revealed.

Dwarf galaxies reveal new insights on dark matter

Scientists have narrowed down the range in which dark matter could exist, thanks to a new analysis technique.

Stargate writers pen 4-issue Dark Matter


Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis ended a long time ago, leaving us with only fond memories of Rodney McKay, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, John Sheppard, Teal'c, Teyla Emmagan and Ronon Dex.

Vast cosmic filaments of dark matter mapped

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive map yet of the universe's dark matter, finding it spread in a spiderweb around which ordinary matter coalesces.

NASA’s Hubble telescope maps dark matter

NASA scientists are using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope to map the distribution of dark matter in 25 massive clusters of galaxies.



Fewer stars form as galaxies run out of gas

Galaxies are running out of the basic building blocks of stars. The universe is forming fewer stars than it used to, and an Australian research team says the reason is a shortage of molecular hydrogen.