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Meet the mysterious particle that’s the dark horse in dark matter
The search for elusive axions reaches a critical mass.
The James Webb telescope could help solve the mystery of dark matter
The search for dark matter might also be the search for the oldest black holes.
Astronomers may have found a galaxy that formed without dark matter
This lone galaxy seems to defy everything astronomers know about galactic formation.
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Glimpse the gold mine where scientists are searching for dark matter
An elaborate camera trap, buried a mile below the Black Hills of South Dakota, could reveal the makeup of the universe.
Half the matter in the universe was missing. We found it hiding between galaxies.
It took the discovery of a new celestial phenomenon and entirely new telescope technology.
Lowly slime molds are helping us map out the cosmos
The single-cell organism has helped map invisible regions of the universe.
Physics Nobel spotlights scientists who discovered exoplanets and the recipe for the universe
The joint-award announcement featured coffee metaphors and a call for collaboration.
Dark matter has never killed anyone, and scientists want to know why
There are suspiciously few reports of spontaneous lightsaber stabbings to date.
In memory of Vera Rubin, the woman the Nobel Prize forgot
Rubin, who died Sunday, was never recognized for her work on dark matter