Map of 226 Million Galaxies Across 7 Billion 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.

Supermassive black holes could form from dark matter

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.

Primordial black holes and dark matter

Astronomers are studying black holes that could have formed in the early universe, before stars and galaxies were born. Such primordial black holes (PBHs) could account for all or part of dark matter.

Total amount of matter in Cosmos

U.S. scientists have precisely measured the total amount of matter making up the cosmos, concluding that dark energy accounts for 69 % of the total mass-energy budget with normal and dark matter being 31.5 %.

Milky Way May Have 100 Faint Satellite Galaxies

A new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.

Something is syncing the movements 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.

The mystery of the galaxy with no dark matter

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.

Unusual galaxies defy dark matter theory

Researchers from Yale University claim to have found stronger evidence to confirm that galaxies with little or no dark matter do really exist.

Milky Way tips the scales at 1.5 trillion solar masses

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.

Dark matter on the move

Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect known as 'dark matter heating'.

Our universe: An expanding bubble in an extra dimension

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.

Astonishing New Theory Could Explain Universe’s Missing 95%

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.

Scientists Build Atomic Clocks That Can Measure Changes in Spacetime

This is just the latest result from efforts around the world to create the best-ever atomic clock. Perhaps these clocks could detect dark matter from the way its gravity alters spacetime.

A swarm of robots assembled to detect effects of dark energy

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.

Secrets Of The Dark Photon Might Be Unlocked In A New Experiment

The mysterious dark photon will be hunted by the Positron Annihilation into Dark Matter Experiment (PADME) in Italy, which will start collecting data in the next couple of weeks.