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Category Archives: dark matter
A little over a month ago, astronomers in Western Australia detected the signals of stars that formed within the earliest epoch of the Universe. This discovery marks the detection of the oldest signals ever to be received, and with it, evidence for the presence of dark matter at a time when the lights of the … Continue reading Primordial Stars and Dark Matter → Continue reading → Continue reading
The visible universe-including galaxies,stars and planets only make up 4 percents of the universe (REALLYYYY). What about another 96 percents of it? In reality, another 96 percents consists of the thing that is unseen. Besides, we can’t really identify or perhaps understand what that 96 percents is made up of. From the perspective of the scientists, … Continue reading The UnseenContinue reading → Continue reading
Explainer: the mysterious dark energy that speeds the universe’s rate of expansion Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University The nature of dark energy is one of the most important unsolved problems in all of science. But what, exactly, is dark energy, and why do we even believe that it exists? What goes up must come down… right? […] Continue reading
Dark matter is a hypothetical matter that neither emits nor absorbs light or any other electromagnetic radiations so that it cannot be seen with any telescopes nowadays. However, dark matter accounts for most of the matter in the universe, and it should be responsible for many phenomena occurring in the universe. According to the standard… Continue reading → Continue reading
Image Source Over the past couple of centuries, we have learned a great deal about our Universe. However, the more we seem to learn about the cosmos, the more we realize that we do not understand. When Jan Oort and Fritz Zwicky first hypothesized the existence of dark matter in our Universe, a breakthrough in […] Continue reading → Continue reading
When I first began to comprehend the possibilities of extraterrestrial life, I thought of the stereotypical images of aliens that probably come to mind when the word is mentioned. By this, I mean something that is easily recognized to be alive, a humanoid form with many of the same characteristics that we share. As I […] Continue reading