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An entire universe made of 'dark' particles could exist within our own, and astronomers may know the first place to look: In the mysterious hearts of supposed 'mirror stars'.
If dark matter is made from "dark" versions of the basic building blocks of ordinary matter, the world's largest particle accelerator should be able to pin it down, a new study suggests.
The first images from ESA's dark universe detective Euclid are out, featuring spectacular views of nebulas, distant galaxies and globular clusters of thousands of stars.
The European Space Agency's dark energy and dark matter spacecraft has once again found its guiding stars and is preparing for full "science mode."
An invisible halo of misaligned dark matter could explain the warps at the Milky Way's edges.
Studying the mysterious form of matter around ancient quasar galaxies could have profound implications for our understanding of how the cosmos evolved.
The use of atomic clocks could help bring cosmology and astrophysics "down to Earth" by allowing scientists to investigate the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter in the lab.
Invisible dark matter may be gathering in the ultra-dense innards of neutron stars, potentially causing them to detonate in massive explosions.
What happens when an invisible star dies? It erupts in an invisible explosion, of course. New research describes how these unseen 'bosenovas' may behave.
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