For the first time, astronomers have just found evidence that some of the largest structures in space - cosmic filaments - rotate, on a scale of hundreds of millions of light-years.
The survey, which included 400 individual scientists from 25 institutions in 7 countries, observed over 226 million galaxies. The goal of the survey was to the distribution of dark matter and the effect of dark energy.
The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving 'normal' matter, supermassive black holes could instead form directly from dark matter in high density regions in the centres of galaxies.
Scientists have been gathering a growing well of evidence that our universe may be connected via a vast array of large-scale "structures" that seem to reach out across the cosmos to synchronize the movements of galaxies that are separated by vast distances.
Researchers have clarified one of the mysteries of 2018 in the field of extragalactic astrophysics: the supposed existence of a galaxy without dark matter. New results show that the galaxy is "normal" with dark matter present.
Using ESA's Gaia spacecraft and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have come up with the most accurate measurement yet of the Milky Way’s total mass. It contains about 1.5 trillion times the mass of Earth’s Sun.
Swedish researchers have devised a new model for the Universe, that may solve the enigma of dark energy. They proposes a new structural concept of a universe that rides on an expanding bubble in an additional dimension.
UK researcher, Jamie Farnes, suggests both dark energy and matter can be unified into a single substance — a negative-mass ‘dark fluid.’ The theory may also prove right a prediction that Albert Einstein made 100 years ago.
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, is being assembled for a five-year mission at the prime focus of the Mayall Telescope, to measure the spectra of more than 30 million galaxies and quasars.