The universe has a dark side, and an international team of astronomers is calling on scientists and computer geeks of all stripes to help them understand it better.
Something may be out there. Way out there.
On the outskirts of creation, unknown, unseen “structures” are tugging on our universe like cosmic magnets, a controversial new study says.
Step right up and click inside to see dark matter revealed! Scientists think the mysterious substance makes up most of the mass in the universe — but because it doesn’t give off light, visible proof of its existence is elusive.
Astronomers have found three galaxies in a never before seen perfect alignment—a discovery that may help scientists better understand the mysterious dark matter and dark energy believed to dominate the universe.
The three galaxies are like beads on a string, one directly behind the other, scientists announced yesterday at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin, Texas.
In galaxy clusters, the rough-and-tumble outer suburbs are where most galactic change occurs, a team of astronomers announced today.
There, galaxies harass, strangle, and strip away at each other as they are pulled from the outskirts of a cluster to the inner core by the gravity of dark matter, according to the new research.
New observations of a massive intergalactic collision are raising more questions about the mysterious nature of dark matter.
The study looked at three huge galaxy clusters that are merging into an even bigger cluster called Abell 520, located about three billion light-years from Earth.