Top Stories 2015

No. 3 Dark matter is ‘sticky’

3 January 2016 Keith Cooper

For years, dark matter seemed to do nothing. It had mass and therefore could influence space gravitationally, but there was no evidence of it interacting with anything else in the Universe in any other way, which made it incredibly frustrating to study. Then, in 2015, a breakthrough occurred.


First signs of self-interacting dark matter found?

16 April 2015 Astronomy Now

Observations of colliding galaxies made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope may, for the first time, have detected dark matter interacting with other dark matter in a way other than through the force of gravity.