News tagged with dark matter

Northern Rockies skies for September

The early September night sky is dominated by the summer triangle (Vega, Deneb and Altair) directly overhead. The constellation Scorpius lies on the southwest horizon with its brilliant red star, Antares.

dateAug 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A super cluster of galaxies

(Phys.org)—Most galaxies lie in clusters, groupings of several to many thousands of galaxies. Our Milky Way galaxy itself is a member of the "Local Group," a band of about fifty galaxies whose other large ...

dateAug 28, 2012 in Astronomy
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Looking for dark matter a mile underground

For the past two years, a small bubble chamber has been on the lookout for dark-matter particles a mile underground at SNOLAB in Sudbury, Ontario. Now that experiment is about to get company – its big ...

dateAug 15, 2012 in General Physics
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Plenty of dark matter near the Sun

(Phys.org) -- Astronomers at the University of Zürich, the ETH Zurich, the University of Leicester and NAOC Beijing have found large amounts of invisible "dark matter" near the Sun. Their results are ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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