Team cracks the case of the universe’s ‘missing matter’

Researchers have solved a decades-old mystery of "missing matter"—material long predicted to exist in the universe but never detected—until now.

U. Washington • futurity
May 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space galaxies matter science-and-technology radio-waves

Milky Way’s ‘satellite galaxies’ may shed light on dark matter

Satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way galaxy may give researchers insight into dark matter and even the origins of our universe.

Nathan Collins-Stanford • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space dark-matter galaxies featured science-and-technology

Milky Way may fling stars from its center

The Milky Way may be catapulting stars into its outer galactic halo, researchers say. The finding could change how we think about how star systems are born.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space galaxies stars milky-way science-and-technology supernova

Dark matter isn’t behind mysterious space signals

In the search for elusive dark matter, even a setback can open up new paths forward.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space dark-matter galaxies neutrinos science-and-technology

Galactic collision helped shape the Milky Way 11.5B years ago

"This is the first time we have been able to determine when such a merger happened."

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space galaxies stars milky-way science-and-technology

Team pinpoints the galactic origins of closest fast radio burst

Researchers have nailed down the origin of a fast radio burst from space, but their discovery also adds to the mystery of FRBs.

Justin Dupuis-McGill • futurity
Jan. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space galaxies science-and-technology radio-waves

Superfast star launched from black hole at Milky Way’s center

"The velocity of the discovered star is so high that it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return."

Jocelyn Duffy-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space galaxies stars black-holes milky-way science-and-technology

Galaxy hunters find footprints from mysterious ‘monster’

Astronomers accidentally caught a glimpse of an "invisible" galaxy so mysterious that scientists weren't sure it actually existed.

U. Arizona • futurity
Oct. 23, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space galaxies stars featured science-and-technology

Floating galaxy’s radio burst sheds light on galactic halos

Pulses of a fast radio burst from a distant galaxy lasted less than the time it takes to blink. But that was enough to get some new info on galactic halos.

U. Washington • futurity
Oct. 3, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: space galaxies science-and-technology

Giant black holes and their galaxies grow up side-by-side

Supermassive black holes and the galaxies where they reside grow in tandem, even "self-correcting" when one outpaces the other.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
Sept. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space galaxies black-holes science-and-technology

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