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08/22/17

Expanding the search for dark matter

At a recent meeting, scientists shared ideas for searching for dark matter on the (relative) cheap.

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.

08/08/17

A new search for dark matter 6800 feet underground

Prototype tests of the future SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment are in full swing.

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.

04/04/17

WIMPs in the dark matter wind

We know which way the dark matter wind should blow. Now we just have to find it.

03/17/17

Q&A: Dark matter next door?

Astrophysicists Eric Charles and Mattia Di Mauro discuss the surprising glow of our neighbor galaxy. 

02/13/17

LZ dark matter detector on fast track

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

11/08/16

The origins of dark matter

Theorists think dark matter was forged in the hot aftermath of the Big Bang.

10/20/16

99 percent invisible

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

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?

07/21/16

Dark matter evades most sensitive detector

In its final run, the LUX experiment increased its sensitivity four-fold, but dark matter remains elusive. 

01/19/16

A speed trap for dark matter

Analyzing the motion of X-ray sources could help researchers identify dark matter signals.