Dark Matter

Two new studies confirm that galaxies lacking dark matter do in fact exist.  (Image: via   pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Unusual Galaxies Defy Dark Matter Theory

After drawing both praise and skepticism, the team of astronomers who discovered NGC 1052-DF2 — the very first known galaxy to contain little to no dark matter — are back with stronger evidence about its bizarre nature. Dark matter is…

Detecting dark matter in the universe has proven to be very difficult. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

Dark Matter Remains Elusive

Dark matter is literally the most abundant matter in our universe. However, scientists are yet to detect it even after trying hard for the past few decades. Some blame the excessive focus on detecting Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMP) as…

Since dark matter has not been observed by human beings, many people wonder how we can be so sure of its existence. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Dark Matter and Why It Matters

If you think that the entire universe is made up of matter that can be seen or detected, you are dead wrong. In fact, almost 85 percent of the matter present in the universe is thought to be composed of…

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Unusual Galaxies Defy Dark Matter Theory

After drawing both praise and skepticism, the team of astronomers who discovered NGC 1052-DF2 — the very first known galaxy to contain little to no dark matter — are back…

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Dark Matter Remains Elusive

Dark matter is literally the most abundant matter in our universe. However, scientists are yet to detect it even after trying hard for the past few decades. Some blame the…

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Dark Matter and Why It Matters

If you think that the entire universe is made up of matter that can be seen or detected, you are dead wrong. In fact, almost 85 percent of the matter…