News tagged with dark matter

How small can galaxies be?

Yesterday I talked about just how small a star can be, so today let's explore just how small a galaxy can be. Our Milky Way galaxy is about 100,000 light years across, and contains about 200 billion stars. The largest known ...

dateSep 29, 2014 in Astronomy
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Modified theory of dark matter

Dark matter is an aspect of the universe we still don't fully understand. We have lots of evidence pointing to its existence (as I outlined in a series of posts a while back), and the best evidence we have points toward a ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Astronomy
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Image: Hubble sees spiral in Serpens

( —This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a beautiful spiral galaxy known as PGC 54493, located in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent). This galaxy is part of a galaxy cluster that has been ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Astronomy
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On the hunt for dark matter

New University of Adelaide Future Fellow Dr Martin White is starting a research project that has the potential to redirect the experiments of thousands of physicists around the world who are trying to identify the nature ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in General Physics
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