New Hubble images add to the dark matter puzzle

The images and our best computer models don't agree.

  • Scientists can detect the gravitational effects of invisible dark matter.
  • Dark matter causes visual distortions of what's behind it.
  • The greater the distortion, the greater the amount of dark matter. Maybe.
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    Space travel could create language unintelligible to people on Earth

    A new study looks at what would happen to human language on a long journey to other star systems.

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    • Researchers proposes that language could change dramatically on long space voyages.
    • Spacefaring people might lose the ability to understand the people of Earth.
    • This scenario is of particular concern for potential "generation ships."
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    We Are “Extragalactic Immigrants” from Faraway Galaxies, Discover Astrophysicists

    Northwestern University researchers discover the unexpected origins of half the atoms in our bodies.

    Scientists Discover Fast-Moving Galaxies That May Contradict Einstein's Theory of Gravity

    Scientists discover unusual galaxies that raise questions about Einstein's theory of gravity and the existence of dark matter.

    A present-day near-miss of two spiral galaxies NGC 5426 and NGC 5427, which is possibly comparable to the early flyby of the Andromeda Galaxy past our own Milky Way. Courtesy of © Gemini Image Gallery.

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    Astronomers Discover a Massive Galaxy Made Mostly of Dark Matter

    Astronomers find a galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter.

    A team of astronomers, led by Yale University’s Professor Pieter van Dokkum, has located a galaxy comprised almost fully of dark matter.  

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