Scientists 'find' cosmic dark matter

2013-04-03 19:14
The distribution of dark matter, galaxies, and hot gas in the core of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520, formed from a violent collision of massive galaxy clusters.( MJ Jee (University of California, Davis), and A Mahdavi (San Francisco State Univ

The distribution of dark matter, galaxies, and hot gas in the core of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520, formed from a violent collision of massive galaxy clusters.( MJ Jee (University of California, Davis), and A Mahdavi (San Francisco State Univ

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Geneva - A $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is on the verge of explaining one of the more mysterious building blocks of the universe: The dark matter that helps hold the cosmos together.

Nobel-winning physicist Samuel Ting, who leads the team at the European particle physics laboratory near Geneva, says he expects a more conclusive answer within months.

Read more on:    international space station  |  switzerland  |  science  |  space
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