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How primordial black holes might explain dark matter | Aeon Essays

The Universe began as a strange sort of soup. Large galaxies hadn’t yet formed, and flying particles were hotter than the centres of stars in the Universe today. Of these, tiny particles known as quarks clumped together to form the building blocks of atoms: neutrons, protons and electrons. Later, through a process called cosmic inflation, …

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Alone In The Dark Reboot Reimagines The First Survival Horror Game

The rumors were true: a new Alone in the Dark is coming, returning the series all the way back to its 1992 roots, revisiting a game that helped give birth to the survival horror genre. THQ Nordic announced the reboot during its 2022 game showcase, providing an early look at the third-person psychological horror title. …

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Dark matter: An invisible glue that may not even exist | DW | 09.08.2022

It has never been detected, only speculated. But scientists estimate that up to 85% of the matter in the universe could be made of what’s called dark matter. Scientists cannot define dark matter with any certainty, but that hasn’t stopped the search for it. Our largest and newest space-based telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope is …

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These Dwarf Galaxies Seem to Be Devoid of Dark Matter, And It Doesn’t Make Sense

Ask astronomers about dark matter and one of the things they talk about is that this invisible, mysterious ‘stuff’ permeates the universe. In particular, it exists in halos surrounding most galaxies.   The mass of the halo exerts a strong gravitational influence on the galaxy itself, as well as on others in the neighborhood. That’s …

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Scientists Find Evidence of Oldest Dark Matter in Universe

Researchers say they have discovered evidence of the oldest dark matter ever observed in the universe. Dark matter remains mysterious. Scientists believe the material makes up more than one quarter of the universe. But it cannot be directly seen or felt. Astronomers have theorized that dark matter exists because of gravity’s observed effects on galaxies. …

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A NASA graphic depicting a galaxy with a red half-circle superimposed over it to represent the mass of dark matter believed to be found there.

The dark matter hypothesis isn’t perfect, but the alternatives are worse

You may not be a fan of dark matter, the hypothetical particle that makes up the bulk of the mass in the universe. And it’s true that the dark matter hypothesis has its shortcomings — and, of course, we haven’t found any dark matter particles yet. But the truth is that the alternatives are much …

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