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Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?

So asks a new post summarizing a fairly recent geology paper. To give a quick summary: Almost certainly not. We already think we know what probably caused the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, so a dark matter proposal is really not needed. 225 more words


March 30, 2015: Welcome to Vega V!

I was up at 5:30 a.m. this morning so that I could make the one hour drive over to space station Vega V for our 8:00 main unit call. 97 more words

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Dark matter interacts with itself and everything else even less than previously thought

Astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with each other.

Researchers say this finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.  1,156 more words

Physics In The News

The dinosaur-killing dark matter of DOOM!

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Hubble's Greatest Hits

Since it was launched in 1990, Hubble‘s telescope has helped us to discover things about space which we did not know. Like, e.g., galaxies… 124 more words


Super Colliders in Space: Dark Matter not Colliding

What’s bigger and more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider at CERN? Why colliding galaxy clusters of course.

A cluster of galaxies consists of hundreds or even thousands of galaxies bound together by their mutual gravitation. 681 more words

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Dark matter is darker than we thought

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This panel of images represents a study of 72 colliding galaxy clusters conducted by a team of astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope.

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