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Supercomputers on the trail of dark matter

Almost all mass on Earth, humans included, derives from the atomic nuclei. These nuclei consist mainly of protons and neutrons, also called nucleons. Each nucleon in turn is made of three constituent quarks. However, the ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in General Physics
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Hunting for dark matter's 'Hidden Valley'

Kathryn Zurek realized a decade ago that we may be searching in the wrong places for clues to one of the universe's greatest unsolved mysteries: dark matter. Despite making up an estimated 85 percent of the total mass of ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in General Physics
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The dark side of the diffuse galaxies

A team of International astronomers, led by members of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, has measured for the first time the mass of an ultra-diffuse galaxy using the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC).

dateMay 24, 2016 in Astronomy
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