articles tagged: dark matter
has anyone ever been killed by dark matter?
# science

has anyone ever been killed by dark matter?

When you think about just how much dark matter there is in the universe, it would be pretty strange if it never harmed anyone or anything…

galaxies without dark matter may actually be full of it
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galaxies without dark matter may actually be full of it

Galaxies seemingly lacking dark matter which threatened to rule out alternative ideas about what dark matter could be may actually be full of it, according to a second, in depth look.

are diffused galaxies a blow to the theory of modified gravity?
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are diffused galaxies a blow to the theory of modified gravity?

Are two galaxies which seem to lack dark matter proof that dark matter must be a particle rather than a quirk of gravity at cosmic scales. Well, it's actually kind of complicated...

world of weird things podcast: how do you solve a problem like dark matter?
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world of weird things podcast: how do you solve a problem like dark matter?

Cosmologists have been trying to figure out what dark matter is made of for decades and getting nowhere. And now, some are wondering if dark matter is just an illusion created by gravity.

there may not be dark matter or energy, just gravity. we just don’t know how.
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there may not be dark matter or energy, just gravity. we just don’t know how.

Theoretical physicists seem ready to move on from looking at dark matter as unknown particles we’ve yet to discover, and consider it a side-effect of gravity at cosmic scales.

peeking at dark matter during a tidal strip show
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peeking at dark matter during a tidal strip show

It turns out that one of the best ways to learn about dark matter is to turn out the lights, lean back, and closely watch a little gravitational galaxy on galaxy action.

the universe’s dark side prepares for a siege
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the universe’s dark side prepares for a siege

Two astronomers think they found evidence in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation that the amount of dark matter in the universe is far smaller than currently thought.

yes, we’re still stuck with dark matter
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yes, we’re still stuck with dark matter

The survey which figured out the right way to view the remaining visible universe has been misconstrued to mean we no longer need to investigate dark matter.

dark matter, dark energy and now, dark flow
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dark matter, dark energy and now, dark flow

Add another bizarre, universe-defining darkness to your list.