New Dark Matter Map Reveals Cosmic Mystery

New Dark Matter Map Reveals Cosmic Mystery

An international team of researchers has created the largest and most detailed map of the distribution of so-called Dark Matter in the Universe.

Andrew H. Sweet
  • The results, published by the Dark Energy Survey Collaboration, are a surprise because they show that it is slightly smoother and more spread out than the current best theories predict.
  • The observation appears to stray from Einstein's theory of general relativity - posing a conundrum for researchers.
  • Dark Matter is an invisible substance that permeates space. It accounts for 80% of the Matter in the Universe.

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