dark matter

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(cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the universe

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cern/about/physics/dark-matter) scientists at CERN , unlike normal matter, dark matter does not interact with electromagnetic force.
The team is now presenting the dark matter map based on the imaging data taken by April 2016.
WIMPs, despite their name, are dark matter bigwigs--they have long been the favorite explanation for the universe's missing mass.
Some hypothetical candidates for dark matter 20th century began to observe galaxies and were trying to measure the speed at which they rotated.
A new study in Physical Review Letters, led by Miyatake, suggests that the internal structure of a galaxy cluster is linked to the dark matter environment surrounding it.
The existence and properties of dark matter are inferred from its gravitational effects on visible matter, radiation, and the large-scale structure of the universe.
Nobody knows what dark matter is, but it is believed to make up more than 80% of the universe's mass and without its extra gravity, galaxies like our Milky Way would fling themselves apart as they spin.
The team plans to keep looking for another year, but members have doubts about finding dark matter with the current setup.
Until now, scientists have only been able to theorise the existence of dark matter, which makes up around 26% of the universe.
Last week, the team reported having detected two energy pulses over the course of a year that stand a good chance of having been caused by dark matter.
International Investment Position" (this issue), Mathew Higgins, Thomas Klitgaard, and Cedric Tille (HKT hence), acknowledge the existence of these intangibles, but argue that dark matter is unable to account for the difference between the stock and flow data, that the methodology for computing it is doubtful, and that it has no substantive implications for the future evolution of U.
When the clusters collided, the volumes of gas were slowed by the impact, but the associated dark matter from each cluster presumably continued to speed along unimpeded.
Scientists have long suspected that invisible stuff called dark matter holds galaxies together as they whiz through space.
ONE OF the greatest mysteries of the universe is closer to being solved by scientists who have lifted the veil from dark matter.
Scientists based 1,200ft below the Teesside coast are leading the world in the quest to unravel one of the great mysteries of the universe - the secret of Dark Matter.