Tag: Dark Matter

Messier 94 is Lacking Galactic Neighbors

Messier 94 is Lacking Galactic Neighbors

According to a recent study conducted at the University of Michigan, Messier 94 has only 2 satellite galaxies. Astronomers have long known that the Milky Way has around 10 smaller, satellite galaxies around it. Each of these galaxies has at least a million stars and this number can increase up to a billion in case…

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Scientists May Have Found a Time Capsule of the Big Bang

Scientists May Have Found a Time Capsule of the Big Bang

Astronomers have found the 3rd cloud of cosmic gas that has remained totally unaffected by the explosion of stars. Scientists have unveiled many secrets of our universe but its mysterious nature keeps on surprising us with even stranger phenomena. Some of the most bizarre celestial objects include Screaming Skull Nebulas, Cannibal Galaxies, and Hurricanes of…

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Strange Fluid with Negative Mass could Dominate the Universe

Strange Fluid with Negative Mass could Dominate the Universe

A unified dark fluid of negative masses could be spread everywhere in the universe. According to an estimate of scientists, there are billion trillion stars in the universe. Despite that, all the matter that we can see accounts for only 5% of the universe. An invisible form of matter named as ‘Dark Matter’ (alongside Dark…

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Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

Researchers have Measured all the Starlight in the Observable Universe

4×1084 photons of light have been emitted by stars into space since the Big Bang. Our universe has been creating stars for billions of years. According to an estimate, there are around trillion-trillion stars in 2 trillion galaxies of our universe. Despite all the technological advancement, astrophysicists haven’t been able to trace much about star…

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Models of Earth could be Improved by using Atomic Clocks

Models of Earth could be Improved by using Atomic Clocks

The latest development, at NIST, on Atomic Clocks might result in a redefinition of Second, the international unit of time. A clock device that uses an Electron Transition Frequency in the Optical, Ultraviolet, and Microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum of atoms for its timekeeping element is called an Atomic Clock. They are the most…

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Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Hubble Uncovers a Lot of New Globular Star Clusters

Scientists may have moved a step closer towards finding the origin of galaxies. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a huge cluster of stars about 300 million light-years away. The number of these star clusters reach a total of a whopping 22,426. Globular star clusters are more common than full-scale galaxies which makes…

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Scientists Finally Propose a Theory about the Formation of Dark Stars

Scientists Finally Propose a Theory about the Formation of Dark Stars

The existence of quantum stars may help explain dark matter which makes up 27% of the universe. Recently, researchers discovered how quantum stars could form and be hidden throughout the universe. These strange star-like objects may theoretically act like single, giant atoms. Bright, fast bursts of cosmic radio waves that have confounded astronomers and fanned stories of…

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Gravitational Waves could help us to Understand Dark Matter

Gravitational Waves could help us to Understand Dark Matter

A recent research suggests that we might get a mathematical relationship between black holes and dark matter pretty soon. Albert Einstein was the first man to predict the existence of gravitational waves in 1916. He suggested about these ripples in the fabric of space-time in his General Theory of Relativity. Some of the most energetic…

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Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

We have a lot of mysterious things going around us. The galaxy that contains our Solar System is called the Milky Way. It is full of mysteries and scientists are trying incredibly hard to unveil them but it seems as if all their efforts are proving insufficient, at least for now. Despite the technological advancements,…

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The universe is Expanding at an Unknown Rate

The universe is Expanding at an Unknown Rate

Cosmologists fail to determine an expansion rate of our universe following a disagreement among two latest sets of precise measurements. It is a well-known fact that our universe is expanding since its beginning but the pattern of this expansion always had some mysteries attached to it. Probably the strangest fact about our universe is that…

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The Explanation of Dark Energy through Symmetrons met a Dead End

The Explanation of Dark Energy through Symmetrons met a Dead End

An experiment involving slow-moving neutrons dealt a huge blow to the theory of Symmetron Field, which was considered a candidate for explaining the Dark Energy. Dark Energy is a strange form of energy which is spread anywhere and everywhere in space. According to the Standard Model of Cosmology, it contributes 68.3% of the total energy…

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A CubeSat Mission will study the Hot Gas surrounding the Milky Way

A CubeSat Mission will study the Hot Gas surrounding the Milky Way

HaloSat will help scientists to understand whether the missing mass of the universe lies inside galactic halos or not. Humanity is exploring every dimension of the universe in order to know more and more about our surroundings. The amount of ‘normal matter’ is very less when compared with the total volume of space around us.…

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All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

All you need to know about the Fermi Telescope

An illustrious journey of Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope might come to an end in the fall of 2018. The U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and several other allies, including government agencies of France, Germany, and Japan, participated in creating the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope. A Delta II 7920-H rocket took it to space on 11th June 2008.…

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NASA measured the Expansion Rate of Universe

NASA measured the Expansion Rate of Universe

The change in the value of Hubble Constant gives a brand new expansion rate of the universe. Our universe consists of a variety of bits and pieces we classify as planets, stars, meteors, and celestial objects. These are the puzzle pieces that fit together to form a universe. However, how did the universe generate? The…

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Astrophysicists found a way to determine whether Dark Matter exists or not

Astrophysicists found a way to determine whether Dark Matter exists or not

Computer Simulations might solve one of the most debated questions in astrophysics, is the dark matter real? Baryonic matter accounts for only 5% of our universe. Scientists have no clue from where the remaining 95% came but they do believe that nearly 80% of the universe is filled with a form of matter, called Dark…

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A Particle that shouldn’t Exist Discovered in a recent Physics Experiment

A Particle that shouldn’t Exist Discovered in a recent Physics Experiment

  Physicists discover Sterile Neutrinos, a potential candidate that might be the reason behind the Dark Matter, in a recent experiment called MiniBooNE. Neutrinos are tiny particles that are much smaller than atoms. They interact only through gravity and a weak subatomic force. The name ‘Neutrino’ comes from the facts that it is electrically neutral…

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Aliens might exist in a Parallel Universe

Aliens might exist in a Parallel Universe

Scientists are failing to find signs of extraterrestrial life in our universe but it is nothing to worry about as latest research reveals that aliens could be waiting for us in a parallel universe. Humans are pretty determined to find intelligent life somewhere in the universe other than the Earth. Scientists have invested sufficient time…

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Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Hubble uncovers the Farthest Star ever seen

Scientists have seen Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, through Hubble Space Telescope The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It is the most versatile telescope that has ever been sent to space and that’s the reason why it has solved so many mysteries. One of…

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