Breakthrough in research on mysterious `dark matter`
Breakthrough in research on mysterious `dark matter`

A new model has been proposed for the mysterious 'dark matter,' which as per the scientists makes 80 percent of the substance of our universe.

Milky Way is way smaller than thought

The Milky Way is lighter than astronomers previously thought, according to new research that weighed up our galaxy precisely for the first time.

Simulation helps study oldest-known star in galaxy

Astrophysicists conducted a simulation study in order to have a better understanding of the formation of the oldest-known star in the galaxy.

Understanding formation of galaxies could solve mystery of dark matter

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

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`

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

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`

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

`New physics` could help unravel mysteries of universe

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

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.

Distribution of dark matter in 50 galaxy clusters measured

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.

Simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

One theory suggests that most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.

Size, weight of Universe`s most lightweight dwarf determined

UC Irvine scientists have measured the least massive galaxy in the known universe, clocking in at just 1,000 or so stars with a bit of dark matter holding them together.