DESI began operations after receiving its first light at the beginning of April 2019 in an attempt to explain the expansion of the Universe
Distant galaxies could hold the true answer to cosmic expansion
A team of astronomers found there might be more to the early expansion of the Universe by studying quasars
Watching distant galaxies has revealed the elusive nature of dark energy
Using Einstein’s general theory of relativity and highly sensitive equipment, astronomers have constrained the role of dark energy in the early universe
Astronomers see the dark universe with new map of the cosmos
The map is the strongest evidence yet for the theory that the majority of our cosmos is made up of matter and energy we can’t see
Astronomers discover largest mega-structure of galaxies in the universe
A previously unknown, extremely large supercluster located in the direction of the constellation Pisces, has been identified
Astronomers have made the largest map of the universe yet
Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the first map of the large-scale structure of the universe has been created – based entirely on the positions of quasars
NASA delivers detectors for upcoming dark energy space telescope
Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by the European Space Agency, have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft’s near-infrared instrument
NASA needs your help to find Solar System’s Planet 9
Elusive planets may be lurking around the edges of our solar neighbourhood, and astronomers from NASA and UC Berkeley want the public’s help to hunt them down
Massive holes ‘punched’ in star trail likely caused by dark matter
The discovery of two massive holes in a stream of stars could help answer questions about the nature of the elusive material
Astronomers use empty space to figure out dark energy
Researchers looking for new ways to probe the nature of the universe have adopted a new strategy: looking at what’s not there
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Enormous voids in space could contain more matter than previously thought
‘Cosmic gaps’ could contain as much as 20 per cent of the ‘normal’ matter in the universe
Discovery of fast radio burst finds universe’s ‘missing matter’
The location of a fast radio burst has been identified for the first time, allowing the distribution of dark matter to be confirmed
NASA begins work on space telescope 100-times more powerful than Hubble
After years of preparatory studies, the space agency is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe
What would happen if you could touch dark matter?
We take a look at what would happen if we were able to somehow touch the elusive 25 per cent of the universe
How will the universe end?
There are three possible fates, but which one will the universe choose?
Minute Physics: What is dark matter?
In this video the guys over at Minute Physics give a brief description of dark matter.