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Heated Debate Surrounds Galaxy Seeming to Lack Dark Matter Heated Debate Surrounds Galaxy Seeming to Lack Dark Matter

Strong skepticism should always accompany strong claims. One such recent claim has generated a ton of talk about a strange, fuzzy galaxy that appears to be missing its dark matter.

If Tiny Dark Matter Particle Exists, This Experiment Is Now Ready to Find It If Tiny Dark Matter Particle Exists, This Experiment Is Now Ready to Find It

Scientists are turning the tuning knob on an experiment that’s essentially a radio receiver inside of a magnet. It’s been around for years, but now it might finally be sensitive enough to hear a whole new kind of particle—one that could explain the mystery of the Universe’s dark matter.

Holy Crap, This Galaxy Has No Dark Matter  Holy Crap, This Galaxy Has No Dark Matter 

From what scientists have gathered, galaxies are nearly synonymous with dark matter. They seem to be mostly dark matter with specks of regular matter mixed in. Despite the fact that no dark matter has been directly observed with science experiments, galaxies’ strange motion is the knock-out reason why astronomers…

This Supposed Dark Matter Evidence Won't Seem to Go Away This Supposed Dark Matter Evidence Won't Seem to Go Away

This past June, 500 pounds of a specially fabricated crystal buried in an Italian mountain seemed to glow just a little brighter. It wasn’t the first time, nor the last—every year, the signal seems to increase and decrease like clockwork as the Earth orbits the Sun.

Dark Matter May Not Solve This Galactic Mystery After All Dark Matter May Not Solve This Galactic Mystery After All

Physicists would love to find hints of dark matter to explain the parts of the universe we just haven’t been able to figure out. Dark matter would neatly explain the strange behaviors of galaxies and oddly bent light in our universe. But a new paper may have snuffed out dark matter as a candidate for a mystery at the…

Researchers Devise a New Way to Solve Long-Standing Mystery About the Universe Researchers Devise a New Way to Solve Long-Standing Mystery About the Universe

We know that the universe is expanding, but a strange discrepancy in just how fast that expansion is occurring continues to confound physicists—and make them wonder whether there’s some new, unexplained physics afoot.

Landmark Cosmic Observation Provides Tantalizing Hints of Dark Matter Landmark Cosmic Observation Provides Tantalizing Hints of Dark Matter

Today, scientists announced that they’d seen evidence of a long-sought signal from the first stars. This slight change to some ambient radio waves could herald the first step in a new kind of astronomy. But maybe, just maybe, it’s also evidence of dark matter interacting with regular matter in the ancient universe.

Trump's Budget Would Scrap Top-Priority Telescope Trump's Budget Would Scrap Top-Priority Telescope

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget request would nix the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), and scientists aren’t happy.

Portable Atomic Clock Makes First Measurement Portable Atomic Clock Makes First Measurement

With a new, “portable” atomic clock, scientists are measuring not what time it is but changes to time itself.

Scientists Are Hunting for the 'Dark Photon'—a Portal to the Dark Universe Scientists Are Hunting for the 'Dark Photon'—a Portal to the Dark Universe

It appears that the Universe is full of dark matter—around six times more of it than there is regular matter. It has obvious visible effects, like the way it bends light from distant galaxies. Despite dedicated searches, no signs of a dark matter particle explaining these effects have turned up.

Synchronized Galactic Orbit Challenges Our Best Theory of How the Universe Works Synchronized Galactic Orbit Challenges Our Best Theory of How the Universe Works

Scientists thought the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies were unique: They’ve got rings of smaller dwarf galaxies orbiting in what seems to be a synchronized fashion. But when a team of scientists recently looked at another galaxy, they realized it also seemed to shepherd a flock of dwarfs in a strange, synchronized…

What's the Speed of Dark Matter? What's the Speed of Dark Matter?

Based on physicists’ measurements, most of the mass in the universe is actually taken up by dark matter. Whatever this stuff is, we can see its effects on the behavior of distant galaxies, though no experiment has detected it here on Earth. Doing so probably requires knowing how fast it moves.

China’s ‘Monkey King’ Dark Matter Satellite Has Produced Some Unusual Results China’s ‘Monkey King’ Dark Matter Satellite Has Produced Some Unusual Results

The Earth happens to be located in one of the weirdest places imaginable: the Universe. Like, whatever this Universe is and whatever rules it follows, we puny humans still struggle to understand it. But we’re really trying to—and we can’t seem to agree.

Can Sapphire Crystals Capture Exotic Dark Matter? Can Sapphire Crystals Capture Exotic Dark Matter?

Physicists often build experiments looking for a specific something. Maybe that something consists of dark matter, new kinds of particles, or new ways that particles might interact with one another. Other physicists are trying to use these experiments’ old data in new ways, to look for something other than that …

Watch Live as Physicists Discuss the Mysteries of Dark Matter at Gizmodo Watch Live as Physicists Discuss the Mysteries of Dark Matter at Gizmodo

We live in a universe filled with weird stuff that we don’t really understand: dark matter. Physicists have observed its spooky effects but have’t seen it directly. Even scarier: There seems to be around six times as much dark matter in the universe as regular matter.

Star Wars: Episode IX May Return to a Familiar Planet Star Wars: Episode IX May Return to a Familiar Planet

More details about the timeframe of Justice League have been revealed. Melissa Benoist discusses Kara Zor-El’s struggles in Supergirl season three. Get a look at the titles for all 13 episodes of The Punisher. Plus, new looks at It, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Thor: Ragnarok, as well as new clips from Preacher and …

This Bizarre Interstellar Observation Could Unlock the Mysteries of Dark Matter This Bizarre Interstellar Observation Could Unlock the Mysteries of Dark Matter

“I don’t know!” is among the most scientific phrases you can utter. “I don’t know” is the reason you do science, after all. “I don’t know” means more funding, more jobs, more mysteries, and ultimately, more “now I knows.” Astronomers have now uncovered an “I don’t know” that might become an important tool to study…

There's Already Rumors About Doctor Who's Next, and Very Different, Companion There's Already Rumors About Doctor Who's Next, and Very Different, Companion

An iconic Spider-Man adversary could appear in a weird way in Silver and Black. Charlie Cox discusses the comic book influences behind Daredevil’s third season. The Hellboy reboot is close to recruiting another member of its supernatural cop squad. Plus, new clips from Killyjoys, from Preacher, and more Inhumans…

More Details On the Tragic Backstory of Star Trek: Discovery's Main Character More Details On the Tragic Backstory of Star Trek: Discovery's Main Character

Ben Affleck talks about Joss Whedon’s influence on Justice League. Karen Gillan promises more Nebula backstory for Avengers: Infinity War. Get a look at some funky armor in new Aquaman set pictures. Plus, Riverdale casts another figure from Veronica’s past and new clips from Killjoys and The Defenders. Spoilers, away!

Could Cable's Outfit Tease the Appearance of Another Major Mutant in Deadpool 2? Could Cable's Outfit Tease the Appearance of Another Major Mutant in Deadpool 2?

The live-action Lion King taps some Marvel Cinematic Universe stars for key roles. Jodie Whittaker talks about the reaction to her Doctor Who casting. The Avatar sequels are going to resurrect a dead character from the first movie. Plus, new clips from Killjoys and Dark Matter and new Thor: Ragnarok pictures. To me,…

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