Funding approved for sensitive dark matter detector

8 May 2018 Astronomy Now

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding for construction of the most sensitive detector ever built, located in a Canadian mine a mile down, to search for evidence of weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs, a leading dark matter candidate.


Satellite galaxies not randomly arranged

2 February 2018 Astronomy Now

New observations indicate dwarf galaxies may not orbit their parent galaxies in random alignments as predicted by dark matter computer models. Instead, satellite galaxies orbiting in more ordered planes may be the rule, not the exception.