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05/07/18

Construction begins on SuperCDMS SNOLAB

The SuperCDMS SNOLAB project is expanding the hunt for dark matter to particles with properties not accessible to any other experiment.

04/09/18

ADMX brings new excitement to dark matter search

Scientists on the Axion Dark Matter Experiment have demonstrated technology that could lead to the discovery of theoretical light dark matter particles called axions. 

11/06/17

An international celebration of dark matter

Around the world, scientists and non-scientists alike celebrated the first international Dark Matter Day.

 
10/31/17

How is the Force like dark matter?

For Dark Matter Day, scientist and Star Wars fan Dan McKinsey talks dark matter and the Force.

10/05/17

A radio for dark matter

Instead of searching for dark matter particles, a new device will search for dark matter waves.

09/15/17

SENSEI searches for light dark matter

Technology proposed 30 years ago to search for dark matter is finally seeing the light.

08/15/17

Dark matter hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

A video from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains how the upcoming LZ experiment will search for the missing 85 percent of the matter in the universe.

07/18/17

Shaking the dark matter paradigm

A theory about gravity challenges our understanding of the universe.

06/20/17

A speed trap for dark matter, revisited

A NASA rocket experiment could use the Doppler effect to look for signs of dark matter in mysterious X-ray emissions from space.

05/26/17

First results from search for a dark light

The Heavy Photon Search at Jefferson Lab is looking for a hypothetical particle from a hidden “dark sector.”

05/02/17

Mystery glow of Milky Way likely not dark matter

According to the Fermi LAT collaboration, the galaxy’s excessive gamma-ray glow likely comes from pulsars, the remains of collapsed ancient stars.

02/13/17

LZ dark matter detector on fast track

Construction has officially launched for the LZ next-generation dark matter experiment.

10/20/16

99 percent invisible

With a small side project, astronomers discover a new type of galaxy.

08/10/16

#AskSymmetry Twitter chat with Risa Wechsler

See cosmologist Risa Wechsler's answers to readers' questions about dark matter and dark energy.

08/10/16

Dark matter hopes dwindle with X-ray signal

A previously detected, anomalously large X-ray signal is absent in new Hitomi satellite data, setting tighter limits for a dark matter interpretation.  

08/09/16

The contents of the universe

How do scientists know what percentages of the universe are made up of dark matter and dark energy?