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Understanding formation of galaxies could solve mystery of dark matter

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:37

Scientists have revealed that a new supercomputer simulation have shown the evolution of our "local Universe" from the Big Bang to the present day, and has also improved the chances of understanding dark matter.

Full dark-matter jacket helped failed dwarf galaxy survive galactic collision

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 11:47

Researchers have said that like a bullet wrapped in a full metal jacket, a high-velocity hydrogen cloud hurtling toward the Milky Way appears to be encased in a shell of dark matter.

Newly discovered `hypervelocity star` could provide clues about `dark matter`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 09:36

Researchers have discovered a "hypervelocity star" that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far.

Revealed: How our galaxies are connected

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 19:26

Know how galaxies across the universe are connected? Opening a new chapter in unlocking this mystery, for the first time, astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM) - the diffuse gas that connects galaxies.

`Dark matter could send asteroids crashing into earth`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 13:43

Researchers have said that dark matter could disturb orbits of comets in the outer solar system, and hurl them inward.

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.