News tagged with dark matter

Could dark matter not matter?

You probably want to put on your skeptical goggles and set them to maximum for this one. An Italian mathematician has come up with some complex formulae that can, with remarkable similarity, mimic the rotation ...

Dec 05, 2011 4.4 / 5 (20) 102

Dark matter science

Dark matter – there’s a growing feeling that we are getting closer to finding out the true nature of this elusive stuff. At least we are running a number of experiments that seem (on theoretical ...

Oct 31, 2011 4.6 / 5 (8) 25

600 mysteries in the night sky

NASA's Fermi team recently released the second catalog of gamma-ray sources detected by their satellite's Large Area Telescope (LAT). Of the 1873 sources found, nearly 600 are complete mysteries. No one knows ...

Oct 19, 2011 4.1 / 5 (7) 2 | with audio podcast

Dark matter mystery deepens

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Oct 17, 2011 4.7 / 5 (22) 30 | with audio podcast

Globular clusters on a plane

Globular clusters are generally some of the oldest structures in our galaxy. Many of the most famous ones formed around the same time as our galaxy, some 13 billion years ago. However, some are distinctly ...

Sep 23, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 5