*Something* is blasting “cosmic bullet holes” through our galaxy

Clumps of dark matter might be shooting through the Milky Way’s stars.

Astronomers find a new way to ‘see’ dark matter using starlight from rogue stars

Lone stars that roam through intergalactic space might one-day probe the nature of dark matter.

Oxford scientist may have finally solved dark matter riddle — the universe might be made out of a ‘negative mass’ fluid

If proven right, this theory could be one of the most important developments in 21st-century physics.

The Earth is smack in the middle of a ‘dark matter hurricane’

And this could prove the perfect opportunity to identify the elusive form of matter.

Scientists measure physical constant in unprecedented detail, which may reveal exotic physics

In doing so, they’ve come up with evidence that might tell us what dark particles and forces might or might not lurk beyond the Standard Model. 

Dark matter may be a manifestation of extremely advanced alien life, researchers suggest

Probably the most interesting you’re going to read today.

Astronomers find the most distant star ever, looking through a galactic magnifying glass

The findings might help piece together the evolution of the universe.

Astronomers use gravity to zoom in on incredibly distant star

A new take on the whole ‘twinkle twinkle’ thing.

In a galaxy far, far away, Dark Matter appears to be missing

The elusive dark matter surprises us once again… this time by being absent.

Breakthrough in the search for dark matter from the first ever stars

It’s an exciting time to be a scientist.

Dwarf satellite galaxies are challenging the standard cosmological model

We thought the Milky Way was special. Now, scientists have found a glitch elsewhere which challenges established physics.

For the first time astronomers image the dark matter web that connects galaxies

This map shows how a dark matter bridge connects galaxies together.

Newly found galaxy is almost entirely made out of dark matter

A dark galaxy that a Sith Lord would enjoy.

Scientists uncover unique speed and direction of Milky Way’s spinning ‘halo’

The findings could reveal the location of the missing matter of our universe.

Large Underground Xenon experiment fails to detect dark matter

Invisible dark matter continues to elude scientists

This is what a simulation of the universe looks like

The image above is a timeline with each frame showcasing a stage in our Universe’s evolution, from humble beginning to present date (left to right), as simulated by the Argonne National Laboratory. Called the Q Continuum simulation, this is the most complete cosmological simulation to date covering a volume of 1300 Mpc on a side (one Mpc = 3.08567758 × 1022 meters) where half a trillion particles evolved for a mass resolution of ~1.5×108 Msun.

Looking for Dark Radiation might help science discover dark matter, finally

Matter accounts for 31.7% of the mass-energy content of the universe, and 84.5% of the matter is dark matter. In other words, what we can measure today (ordinary matter) accounts for only a tiny fraction of the Universe’s mass-energy content. For years, scientists have been on the lookout for the elusive dark matter particles, as well as signs of dark energy. Efforts so far have been to no avail. Despite the setbacks, we know a thing for sure: dark matter exists. If it’s there, we’ll eventually find a way to detect it, but what if we’ve gone about this the wrong way? US physicists suggest a different approach: instead of looking for dark matter particles, we should be looking for evidence of their collision – dark radiation.

Astronomers discover massive ultra-dark galaxies – might be filled with dark matter

Astronomers have discovered a whopping 854 new ultra-dark galaxies which might have large quantities of the elusive dark matter, which makes out most of our universe.

First dark matter map spots the invisible substance that might help form galaxies

This is the first map in a series of maps that will be stitched together to form a grand picture of how dark matter is distributed across the Universe. Dark matter is basically invisible, which is why it’s called dark in the first place, so scientists rely on indirect observations like the gravitational effects it poses to locate and map it. What we’re seeing now is only 3% of the area of sky that the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will document over its slated five-year-long mission.

Gamma Ray Signal Might Help Scientists Zoom in on Dark Matter

At the core of a newly found dwarf galaxy, astronomers discovered a mysterious source of gamma rays that may signal the presence of the mysterious dark matter. If this is confirmed, then it would be the first time we see dark matter through anything else than its gravitational pull.