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Researchers remove gamma ray images pixel by pixel for first-ever peek at dark matter

Scientists created what they say is the first image of dark matter by removing all explainable galactic phenomena from a photo recorded by a NASA telescope. The mysterious material makes up about 27 percent of the universe, but researchers understand more about what it’s not than what it actually is.…

Dark matter stays hidden as Large Underground Xenon detector fails to see a single particle

The world’s most advanced instrument for detecting dark matter – the invisible substance thought to account for most of the matter in the universe – has ended its first three months of service without catching a hint of the stuff. Sat a mile underground in a defunct gold mine in…

Scientists can’t seem to find mysterious dark matter

Astronomers scanning the Milky Way said on Wednesday they were baffled when they failed to spot something invisible. To explain: the team were looking for evidence of dark matter, the substance that is believed to comprise 83 percent of matter in the Universe. But it cannot be detected by the…

Astronomers make biggest map of dark matter in universe

WASHINGTON — International astronomers said Monday they have created the largest map of dark matter ever observed in the universe, using data from potent telescopes that scanned 10 million galaxies. The mysterious substance is believed to make up about a quarter of the universe, but its nature is a puzzle…

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