Weakly interacting massive particle
In particle physics and astrophysics, weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs, are among the leading hypothetical particle physics candidates for dark matter. The term “WIMP” is given to a dark...
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Hunting the mysterious dark photon: the NA64 experiment
NA64 is a new experiment at CERN searching for a particle called the dark photon, which might act as a bridge to the universe’s invisible, dark sector. Read more: http://cern.ch/go/7FZ7 Produced by:...
Astronomers Have Captured The First Images of Dark Matter That Holds Galaxies Together
The known universe contains trillion of galaxies with billions of stars in it. Looking at the big picture, the galaxies in universe are connected to each other by an invisible web of dark matter. Due ...
Vera Rubin, Astrophysicist Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88
The astrophysicist's groundbreaking research on spiral galaxies provided evidence of invisible dark matter. She was a pioneer in an era when women were excluded from many astronomy programs.
Dark matter may just be a bunch of ancient black holes
An invisible "dark matter" outweighs all the stars in space by 4:1. But gravitational waves may soon unmask the shadowy culprit.
Could black holes be the dark matter everyone has been looking for?
As we wait for more LIGO results, a maverick theory pops up
Elusive Dark Matter Galaxy Revealed By Cosmic Lens
An invisible dark-matter galaxy hides in the edges of another larger galaxy serving as a natural magnifying glass. Astronomers probing the sky used the gravity of a massive galaxy as a natural magnif...
How Axions May Explain Time’s Arrow
The irreversibility of time may be a clue as to what makes up the universe’s dark matter.
New 'Stealth Dark Matter' Theory May Explain Mystery Of The Universe's Missing Mass
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have come up with a new theory that may identify why dark matter has evaded direct detection in Earth-based experiments. A group of national pa...
Higgs Boson Mass Explained In New Theory
Three physicists who have been collaborating in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past year have devised a new solution to a mystery that has beleaguered their field for more than 30 years. This pro...
Mysterious Galactic Signal Points LHC To Dark Matter
It is one of the most disputed observations in physics. But an explanation may be in sight for a mysterious excess of high-energy photons at the centre of the Milky Way. The latest analysis suggests t...
Astrophysicists Draw Most Comprehensive Map Of The Universe
Astrophysicists have created a 3D map of the universe that spans nearly two billion light years and is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighbourhood to date. The spherical map of galaxy superc...
Dark matter map unveils first results
Dark matter is the invisible "web" that holds galaxies together; by watching how clumps of it shift over time, scientists hope eventually to quantify dark energy - the even more mysterious force that ...
Dark Matter Just Got Darker
Dark matter: unless you're a theoretical physicist, you're probably will have a hard time explaining just what this mysterious thing in our Universe really is. Even experts have long viewed the materi...
Theory Explains Dark Matter By Finding A Link Between Quantum Mechanics And General Relativity
A new theory developed by Lic. Stuart Marongwe of the McConnell College in Botswana takes a quantum theory approach to general relativity and explains the existence of both dark matter and dark energy...
Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes
A winner has been declared in the debate about stars, dark matter and black holes, and it can help us understand how elliptical galaxies grow.
Dark matter
Dark matter is a hypothetical kind of matter that cannot be seen with telescopes but accounts for most of the matter in the Universe. The existence and properties of dark matter are inferred from its ...
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Axino
The axino is a hypothetical elementary particle predicted by some theories of particle physics. Peccei–Quinn theory attempts to explain the observed phenomenon known as the strong CP problem by intro...
Holeum
Holeums are hypothetical stable, quantized gravitational bound states of primordial or micro black holes.
Holeums were proposed by L.K. Chavda and Abhijit Chavda in 2002. They have all the propert...
XENON Dark Matter Search Experiment
The XENON dark matter search experiment aims to detect dark matter in the form of Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) by looking for rare interactions via nuclear recoils in a liquid xenon ta...
Dark matter may just be a bunch of ancient black holes
An invisible "dark matter" outweighs all the stars in space by 4:1. But gravitational waves may soon unmask the shadowy culprit.
CRESST (Dark Matter Search)
The Cryogenic Rare Event Search with Superconducting Thermometers (CRESST) is a collaboration of European experimental particle physics groups involved in the construction of cryogenic detectors for d...
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UK Dark Matter Collaboration
The U.K. Dark Matter Collaboration (UKDMC) (1987–2007) was an experiment to search for Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). The consortium consisted of astrophysicists and particle physicists...
Strangelet
A strangelet is a hypothetical particle consisting of a bound state of roughly equal numbers of up, down, and strange quarks. Its size would be a minimum of a few femtometers across (with the mass of ...
Baryonic dark matter
In astronomy and cosmology, baryonic dark matter is dark matter (matter that is undetectable by its emitted radiation, but whose presence can be inferred from gravitational effects on visible matter) ...
Gravitational lens
A gravitational lens refers to a distribution of matter (such as a cluster of galaxies) between a distant source and an observer, that is capable of bending the light from the source, as it travels to...
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Dark matter behavior
Dark matter is a hypothetical kind of matter that cannot be seen with telescopes but accounts for most of the matter in the universe. The existence and properties of dark matter are inferred from its ...
Dark matter behavior - Wikipedia
EDELWEISS
EDELWEISS (Expérience pour DEtecter Les Wimps En Site Souterrain) is a dark matter search experiment located in the Modane Underground Laboratory. The experiment uses cryogenic detectors, measuring bo...
EDELWEISS - Wikipedia
PICASSO
The PICASSO (Project in Canada to Search for Supersymmetric Objects, or Projet d'Identification de CAndidats Supersymétriques SOmbres in French) experiment is an experiment searching for direct evide...