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Unidentified Signal From Space Could Reveal Dark Matter

Despite the fact that it is believed to make up around eighty per cent of the matter in the universe, so-called "dark matter" remains an enigma to scientists. It is totally invisible as it neither absorbs or emits light, and its presence has so far been determined only via its gravitational interaction with visible matter.
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Weekender: Enigmas of the Universe - a Journey Into Dark Matter and Dark Energy

As Man probes ever deeper into the mysteries of the Universe, his search seems to yield more questions than answers. Some of the most mysterious phenomena discovered in space are dark matter and dark energy.

Approximately 80 per cent of the mass in known Universe is made up of "dark matter," a strange and intangible...
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Have Scientists Determined the Exact Dimensions of the Universe?

A team of scientists from Washington believe that they have managed to establish the exact size of the universe to within 1 per cent accuracy.

In a remarkable development, the researchers, who were working with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), have been able to measure the distances to galaxies that are over 6...
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Solving the Dark Matter Mystery Might also Solve the Mystery of Gravity

Only 4% of the universe is made of known material. Stars and gas in galaxies move so fast that astronomers have speculated that the gravity from a hypothetical invisible halo of dark matter is needed to keep galaxies together. However, a solid understanding of dark matter as well as direct evidence of its existence has remained elusive.
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We Can't See It, But It Makes Up Most of Our World

They've finally found the God particle, and now for the next big scientific search: dark matter (which accounts for most of the mass in the universe).

Dark Matter can't be seen with telescopes, but astronomers know it's there because of the gravitational effects it has on...
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A Planet Swallowed Up

Gulp! - If you think there are some surprising things happening here on Earth, you'd be amazed at the kinds of things are happening in the heavens. For instance, one star recently swallowed up another nearby one and there is a mysterious dark hole at the center of our universe. Not only that, there's a VOLCANO in space!

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It's Everywhere

But nobody knows what it is - What's all around us, but nobody knows what it is? This sounds like a theological question, but it's actually a puzzle that scientists are trying to work out.

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Dark Matter

Found in a cave? - Scientists have gotten a big Christmas present: Researchers at the Dept. of Energy's Fermilab near Chicago have detected signals of what CERN is looking so hard for: that elusive substance known as dark matter.

And what are these experiments that have everyone so excited? They're taking place inside an...

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Last Chance

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Dark Matter

What is it for? And why can't we see it? - For the first time, astronomers believe that they have discovered evidence of dark matter existing in halos around galaxies. Dark matter has been theorized, but never directly detected before. However, images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest the presence of the elusive...

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It's Everything But What is It?

We've been taught that all matter is composed of tiny building blocks called atoms. Now imagine if this wasn't true. This is the research astronomers are pursuing as they try to figure out what "dark matter" is.

Theoretical physicist Howard Baer says, "Recent scientific breakthroughs have shown that most of the matter in the universe?...

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A Vacuum in Space

Dark matter is a mystery, but some things about it are known. It?s an invisible form of matter whose total mass in the universe is more than five times that of "normal" matter (atoms). Astronomers think that our universe is made up of around 70% dark energy or dark matter, so it's important to understand it.

A lot of new information...

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Found: 7 Percent of the Universe

Newswise - A big part of the universe has been missing for 10 billionyears, since the time when the stars first formed, but nowscientists have solved the mystery. Where is it? It'sfloating in super-hot rivers of gas that are invisible tothe naked eye, surrounding galaxies like our own. And acompletely different kind of...

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Dark Matter May be Inside Extra Dimensions

Two of the biggest mysteries in physics are: where is all the dark matter that scientists know is in the universe but can't see??and are there extra dimensions beyond the 3 we can see? A team of scientists now think these mysteries may be connected. "For the most part, these two questions have been treated separately in the past, and for the...

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Evidence of Extra Dimensions

Scientists know there are more than the 3 dimensions we experience (4, if you include time as one of them), but they don't know what or where they are. "We have a number of hints from experiments and theoretical ideas that make us think they're probably out there," says Joseph Lykken of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Discovering...

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