News tagged with cosmological data

Is dark energy static or dynamic?

(—While hypothesized dark energy can explain observations of the universe expanding at an accelerating rate, the specific properties of dark energy are still an enigma. Scientists think that dark energy could take ...

dateNov 12, 2012 in General Physics feature
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Dark matter mystery deepens

( -- Like all galaxies, our Milky Way is home to a strange substance called dark matter. Dark matter is invisible, betraying its presence only through its gravitational pull. Without dark matter holding them together, ...

dateOct 17, 2011 in Astronomy
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Madly Mapping the Universe

( -- It takes special software to map the universe from noisy data. A Berkeley Lab code called MADmap does just that for the cosmic microwave background and has now been adapted by scientists probing the sky with ...

dateFeb 04, 2010 in Space Exploration
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