DARK MATTER

  • Dark matter in Milky Way half of what was thought: Study October 10, 2014

    Melbourne: A new measurement of dark matter in the Milky Way has revealed there is half as much of the mysterious substance as previously thought. Australian astronomers used a method developed almost 100 years ago to discover that the weight of dark matter in our own galaxy is 800,000,000,000 times the...
  • Mysterious Xray signal could be dark matter candidate June 25, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have detected a possible signal of the elusive dark matter, the mysterious, invisible stuff that makes up most of the matter in the universe. A mysterious Xray signal found in a detailed study of galaxy clusters may be produced by the decay of sterile neutrinos, a type of particle...
  • Scientists may have detected dark matter particle April 16, 2013

    Washington: For the first time, scientists, including an Indianorigin physicist, have observed concrete hints of a particle behind the elusive dark matter that is believed to hold the cosmos together but has never been directly observed. The international Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (SuperCDMS) experiment involving Texas A&M highenergy physicist Rupak...
  • Scientists close to tracking down 'dark matter' in the universe April 4, 2013

    Geneva: Scientists said on Wednesday they may be close to tracking down the mysterious "dark matter" which makes up more than a quarter of the universe but has never been seen. A final identification of what makes up the enigmatic material would solve one of the biggest mysteries in physics and...
  • Scientists find hint of dark matter from cosmos April 3, 2013

    Geneva: A $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is on the verge of explaining one of the more mysterious building blocks of the universe: the dark matter that helps hold the cosmos together. An international team of scientists says the cosmic ray detector has found the first hint...