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Gamma ray emissions may hint at elusive dark matter

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 11:37

A new research of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter - an unknown substance making up most of the material universe.

Dark matter annihilation may be possible

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:22

Researchers have claimed that gamma-ray photons observed from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy are consistent with the intriguing possibility of dark matter annihilation.

Dark matter surrounding Earth a possibility

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 13:09

This could very well end the suspense over the hypothetical presence of a halo, or ring, surrounding our Earth.

LHC revamp promises huge power boost for `God particle` follow-up

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 10:54

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is set for a massive power boost, paving its way for a dramatic follow-up to "God particle".

Use of Roman ingots in `dark matter and neutrinos study` sparks controversy

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 19:30

The properties of the lead bricks recovered from ancient Roman shipwrecks are ideal for experiments in particle physics and scientists have begun to use them to study dark matter and neutrinos, but archaeologists have raised alarm about the destruction and trading of cultural heritage that lies behind this.

Search for `elusive` dark matter turns up empty

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:58

The search for the elusive dark matter has met with vain after the first results from a high-tech instrument turned up empty.

`Elusive` signals from universe moments after Big Bang found

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 10:01

Astronomers used telescope in Antarctica and ESA`s Herschel space observatory to detect a subtle twist in the relic radiation from the Big Bang, which could reveal the first moments of the Universe`s existence.

20-year dark matter mystery `unravelled`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 14:52

Astronomers believe that they have found the answers to a 20-year debate over how dark matter is distributed in small galaxies.

`New physics` could help unravel mysteries of universe

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 12:09

A new branch of research field called new physics could turn our understanding of the universe upside down.

Milky Way galaxy lighter than previously presumed

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 12:58

Milky Way`s dark matter mass suggests that the galaxy weighs just 25 - 33 percent of the amount that was previously estimated, according to a study.

New breakthrough in dark matter mystery

Last Updated: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 16:10

Researchers on two separate Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments have succeeded in finding the evidence of the process, which scientists have been seeking for 25 years.

Distribution of dark matter in 50 galaxy clusters measured

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 19:14

A team of astronomers from Taiwan, England, and Japan have used the Subaru Telescope to measure the distribution of dark matter in fifty galaxy clusters.