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Interview: Melissa O'Neil and Anthony Lemke dish on 'Dark Matter' Special

Melissa O'Neil and Anthony Lemke chat with Digital Journal about their new sci-fi series 'Dark Matter,' premiering June 12 at 10 p.m. ET on Space and Syfy.

Large Hadron Collider: Mini Big Bangs, dark matter, 'new physics'

The Large Hadron Collider restarted Wednesday with audacious goals. Scientists say they intend to create mini Big Bangs, seek out exotic particles, hunt down dark matter and create a new physics.

Dark matter cloaks strange galaxies with only 1% of normal stars

Scientists are scratching their heads following the discovery of unusual galaxies in distant space, which contain only one percent of the stars found in normal galaxies.

Dark matter interaction with itself is 'tiny-but-not-zero' Special

Durham - Recent claims assert dark matter both "does not" and "does" interact with itself. Instrumental in both studies, Dr. Richard Massey sheds light on their meaning, conducted as bookends squeezing dark matter from top and bottom to find what dark matter is.

Dark matter — Stalked from every which way

Dark matter is hunted in space, in the Solar system and in distant galaxies. Signs of its interactions, its fingerprint and its decay are pursued. Whether WIMP, axion or neutrino, though unseen, the net is tightening around it.

Unknown dark force may be interacting with dark matter

Scientists have discovered what seems to be self-interacting dark matter through a previously unknown source, labelled the "dark force."

Geological catastrophes pinned to Galactic disc dark matter

A recent study suggests that cycles of mass extinction, magnetic direction reversals, and crater impacts on Earth may be significantly influenced by rhythms of Earth's interaction with dark matter in the Galactic plane.

Dark Energy Detectives' cosmic map sheds light on dark matter

Baltimore - An international team of scientists participating in the Dark Energy Survey have published the first of a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos.

Large Hadron Collider begins restart process

The restart of the Large Hadron Collider has begun as particles begin to travel around the 27km tunnel again for the first time since 2013. The LHC has been shut down so that substantial upgrade and maintenance work can be completed.

Dark matter is a fluid — Its particles aren't particles at all

The mystery of dark matter just got more mysterious. The latest research into the effects on dark matter of galaxy collisions, suggests that it may not be made up of particles, but is, instead, a fluid-like substance.

Gamma rays from dwarf galaxy may provide proof of dark matter

A promising new discovery by physicists at Carnegie Mellon and Brown and Cambridge Universities in the US could provide a step towards finally identifying the elusive substance called dark matter.

Higgs boson may be secret to dark matter

A Swedish scientist, Dr Christoffer Petersson from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, has come up with a radical new theory about the Higgs boson which could finally solve the mystery of dark matter.

Dark matter may be inside Sun driving its processes

Scientists believe that dark matter may be present deep inside the sun's interior and could be responsible for processes in the solar body, which astronomers have so far been unable to explain.

Big Bang, dark matter and black holes killed by math

Straight lines in the universe eradicate a big-bang beginning to the universe. Without a Big Bang beginning, there are no black holes. Without black holes, there is no dark matter and no dark energy. There is, instead, an infinite stable, universe.

Could dark matter cause our extinction?

Dark matter could be the cause of mass extinctions, according to scientists who have analyzed the movement of the Earth through the region called the galactic disc.

Unknown signal from space may be dark matter

Scientists are receiving an X-ray signal from space which doesn't correspond to any known forms of matter. They are hoping the source will turn out to be the yet-unidentified, dark matter in the universe, which nobody has been able to identify or detect.

Dark matter may be found in axions from Sun

Dark matter may have been identified as axions and found streaming from the Sun then colliding with Earth's magnetic shield where they convert to x-rays.

Dark matter may be strange normal matter

Dark matter is a mystery. We know somewhat what it does — it shapes the universe — but nothing of what it is. A possible range for its composition confirms the Standard Model of physics instead of calling for a new model of unknown physics.

Dark energy eliminates dark matter and the shape of the cosmos

Dark energy, thought to be responsible for the accelerating expansion of the universe, is said to interact with dark matter destabilizing cosmic structure, evaporating dark matter and loosening the glue holding the universe's familiar shapes in place.

Galactic dark matter may account for Earth being hit by comets

Cambridge - Earth coming under bombardment by comets could be a regular astronomical event, suggest two Harvard University researchers in a recently published research paper.

China enters the race to discover dark matter

China enters the race in detecting dark matter with its $8 million PandaX experiment set to begin collecting data in the coming weeks.

Attempts to understand 'dark matter' fall flat

Dark matter, the substance that is thought to make up more than a quarter of the universe, remains a greater mystery. Scientists have now stated that earlier findings, seemingly discovering dark matter particles, are not correct.

ESA's Planck Space Telescope takes final look back in time

Darmstadt - The European Space Agency (ESA) switched off its Planck space telescope for good at 12:10:27 UT, Thursday. Planck spent over four years peering back in time, studying background radiation from the Big Bang that gave birth to our Universe.

The Devil and Dominic O'Flynn Special

London - Dominic O'Flynn played the Devil himself in a recent stage production, but if his latest film scores, he could have one Hell of a career.

AMS experiment on ISS may have detected dark matter signature

Scientists have announced that the $2 billion particle detector, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), mounted on the International Space Station (ISS), may have detected the signature of dark matter annihilation.

Has dark matter finally been detected? AMS scientists drop a hint

Researchers have hinted "big news" for the world in the search for dark matter. The physicist in charge of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment dropped a hint at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

NASA joins ESA's Euclid mission to explore Universe's dark forces

NASA and the European Space Agency this week announced that NASA would be participating in the ESA’s Euclid mission scheduled for launch in 2020. Euclid is a space telescope whose purpose is to investigate cosmic dark matter and dark energy.

Physicists: Earth may be breaking through dark matter walls

University of Victoria physicists concluded earth may be traveling through dark matter walls, on its way through a universe of force fields dividing dark matter bubbles created after the big bang, and detecting this should be possible with today's tools.

Video: Take a tour through the universe in 3D

Berkeley - The largest 3D map of the universe ever created pinpoints one-million galaxies and its creators hope it will help solve some of astronomy's greatest mysteries.

Dwarf galaxies help unlock big secrets in dark matter

Pasadena - New research in dwarf galaxies, satellites of our own, is now helping scientists better understand dark matter. Peering into the darkest depths of these neighboring systems have shown nothing, and that nothingness is what everyone is excited about.
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Collage showing images of six different Clusters of Galaxies taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Te...
Collage showing images of six different Clusters of Galaxies taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The clusters were observed in a study of how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. Seventy-two large cluster collisions were studied in total. The team determined that dark matter interacts with itself and everything else even less than previously thought.
NASA/ESA/STScI/CXC, D. Harvey (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland; University of
Solar acoustic oscillations
Solar acoustic oscillations
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Hannah Smith
Anthony Lemke in Dark Matter
Anthony Lemke in Dark Matter
With permission by Bell Media
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The Cosmic microwave background (CMB) as observed by Planck  is a snapshot of the oldest light in ou...
The Cosmic microwave background (CMB) as observed by Planck, is a snapshot of the oldest light in our Universe, imprinted on the sky when the Universe was just 380 000 years old
ESA / Planck
Artist s impression of the ESA s Euclid space telescope scheduled for a 2020 launch
Artist's impression of the ESA's Euclid space telescope scheduled for a 2020 launch
European Space Agency - ESA Press
A slice of the Bolshoi supercomputer simulation of the universe  which is based on the Lambda Cold D...
A slice of the Bolshoi supercomputer simulation of the universe, which is based on the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (ΛCDM) cosmogeny that hypothesizes a cosmic web of dark matter underlying the large-scale universe, driving galaxy and galaxy cluster formation through gravitational effects on ordinary matter.
Stefan Gottlober (AIP)
Dark Matter cast (from left) Alex Mallari Jr.  Roger Cross  Anthony Lemke  Melissa O Neil  Marc Bend...
Dark Matter cast (from left) Alex Mallari Jr., Roger Cross, Anthony Lemke, Melissa O'Neil, Marc Bendavid, Jodelle Ferland and Zoie Palmer.
With permission from Bell Media.
Map of dark matter (light blue)  digitally superposed on a photograph made by the Hubble Space Teles...
Map of dark matter (light blue), digitally superposed on a photograph made by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows that a giant ring of invisible mass surrounds the dense core of a giant cluster of galaxies called ZwC10024+1652,
NASA, ESA, M.J.Jee and H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University)
3D Map of Dark Matter shows 3D distribution of dark matter in the Universe. This three-dimensional m...
3D Map of Dark Matter shows 3D distribution of dark matter in the Universe. This three-dimensional map, obtained thanks to Hubble Space Telescope and XMM-Newton data, offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the Universe’s mass.
NASA, ESA and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
Photo of galaxies.
Photo of galaxies.
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Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe WMAP results on relative density of baryonic (visible) and non-...
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe WMAP results on relative density of baryonic (visible) and non-baryonic (dark) matter showing total mass density breakdown: Dark energy 71.4 percent of all mass density in the universe, dark matter 24 percent, baryonic 4.6 percent of all mass density in the universe. WMAP January 2013 pie chart, NASA.
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Artist’s impression of the Milky Way  including the location of the spiral arms
Artist’s impression of the Milky Way, including the location of the spiral arms
European Southern Observatory
An artist s depiction of the Milky Way shows a blue halo of dark matter surrounding the spiral galax...
An artist's depiction of the Milky Way shows a blue halo of dark matter surrounding the spiral galaxy, the expected distribution of this mysterious material, based on the Milky Way's rotation properties.
ESO/L. Calçada via Wikimedia Commons
Artist’s impression of the Milky Way and location of the spiral arms
Artist’s impression of the Milky Way and location of the spiral arms
ESO
Dark Matter cast
Dark Matter cast
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3D distribution of dark matter in the Universe: This three-dimensional map  obtained thanks to HST a...
3D distribution of dark matter in the Universe: This three-dimensional map, obtained thanks to HST and XMM-Newton data, offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter, an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the Universe’s mass.
NASA, ESA and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)
The solar system takes 1 cosmic year lasting about 225-250 million years to orbit the Milky Way s ga...
The solar system takes 1 cosmic year lasting about 225-250 million years to orbit the Milky Way's galactic centre but during that time it oscillates above and below the galactic plane every 32 million years or so.
Physics 7, 41 (2014) | DOI: 10.1103/Physics.7.41
Aerial photo of CTIO at cerro Tololo  Chile  a 4 meter telecope participating in the Dark Energy Sur...
Aerial photo of CTIO at cerro Tololo, Chile, a 4 meter telecope participating in the Dark Energy Survey. The Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory hosts the DES's Dark Energy Camera, one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras
Dark Energy Survey