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Milky Way's halo of heated gases that helps form planets, is filled with residues from dead stars
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Milky Way's halo of heated gases that helps form planets, is filled with residues from dead stars

The observation was possible because of the works of a minisatellite called HaloSat that was launched from the ISS in 2018.

What's the matter with the Universe? Astrophysics produces the most precise answer yet
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What's the matter with the Universe? Astrophysics produces the most precise answer yet

The total amount of matter in the observable Universe is equivalent to 66 billion trillion times the mass of our Sun.

New findings in dark matter physics could prompt brand-new model of the 'real' universe
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New findings in dark matter physics could prompt brand-new model of the 'real' universe

The discovery, some experts think, might 'signal a gap' in the current understanding of dark matter and its properties.

COVID-19 immunity: 15% immune instead of expected 40% in Sweden; what immunological dark matter means and more
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COVID-19 immunity: 15% immune instead of expected 40% in Sweden; what immunological dark matter means and more

Sweden had more confirmed COVID-19 cases and fatalities than other Scandinavian countries, which implemented lockdown in March

Newton's theory of gravity 'out of date', dark matter can explain ocean tides, UK scientist proposes
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Newton's theory of gravity 'out of date', dark matter can explain ocean tides, UK scientist proposes

A former Royal Aircraft Establishment scientist has proposed an alternative theory to Newton's, of why ocean tides form on Earth.

Beating it at its own game: Scientists use dark matter distortion to measure its temperature
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Beating it at its own game: Scientists use dark matter distortion to measure its temperature

While we know it exists, making up a quarter of the universe, we are yet to see a dark matter particle.

Tiny, cold clumps of dark matter seen by Hubble backs key prediction in dark matter physics
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Tiny, cold clumps of dark matter seen by Hubble backs key prediction in dark matter physics

The finding suggests to astrophysicists that dark matter is a lot 'colder' than they knew, in smaller scales.

Two merging galaxy groups put on a spectacular display for Chandra telescope
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Two merging galaxy groups put on a spectacular display for Chandra telescope

The groups are located about 380 million light-years from Earth and will form a cluster after the merger.

Scientists may have discovered a fifth fundamental 'force of nature,' they’re calling it X17
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Scientists may have discovered a fifth fundamental 'force of nature,' they’re calling it X17

The phenomenon involving helium has no fitting explanation basis the four known forces that govern the natural world.

Nobel Prize in Physics: James Peebles, master of the universe, shares award
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Nobel Prize in Physics: James Peebles, master of the universe, shares award

Peebles advanced the concept of a dark matter component to the universe and its implications for the evolution of structure.

Why do astronomers believe dark matter exits even though they have not seen it?
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Why do astronomers believe dark matter exits even though they have not seen it?

The Sun orbits at 230km per second despite being 26,700 light-years away from our galaxy’s centre.

Dark matter existed in the universe even before the Big Bang, new research suggests
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Dark matter existed in the universe even before the Big Bang, new research suggests

The study also proposes a test for the origin of dark matter by looking at the distribution of matter in the universe.

NASA-ESA's Hubble captures stunning spiral barred twin of the Milky Way galaxy
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NASA-ESA's Hubble captures stunning spiral barred twin of the Milky Way galaxy

The Wide Field Camera 3, which captured the image has been in use since 2009, with 2,40,000+ observations to its name.

The Milky Way has been shot with an invisible gun — and the criminal has gotten away
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The Milky Way has been shot with an invisible gun — and the criminal has gotten away

The investigation is on but with no evidence, there are different theories for the possible suspect.

Hawking's tiny black hole theory doesn't account for dark matter, study points out
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Hawking's tiny black hole theory doesn't account for dark matter, study points out

The study draws on gravitational lensing, which occurs only if a star, black hole & observer are in alignment.

Our Milky Way galaxy weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses, Hubble & Gaia estimate
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Our Milky Way galaxy weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses, Hubble & Gaia estimate

The new mass estimate puts our galaxy on the beefier side compared to other galaxies in the universe.

CERN's new FASER laboratory to help researchers look for dark matter from 2021
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CERN's new FASER laboratory to help researchers look for dark matter from 2021

The researchers are looking to record their first data when the LHC starts up again in 2021.

Scientists may have found the elusive 'missing matter' in the universe
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Scientists may have found the elusive 'missing matter' in the universe

A newly-developed technique can scan the cosmos & possibly help spot the missing celestial matter.

New model of the universe could end dark energy mystery once and for all
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New model of the universe could end dark energy mystery once and for all

The model highlights dark energy, which permeates throughout the universe and pushes it to expand.

Stars flung from their home galaxies could shed light, help us “see” dark matter
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Stars flung from their home galaxies could shed light, help us “see” dark matter

The technique gives astronomers the most accurate measurements of dark matter made so far.