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Dark matter evades even our most sensitive detector

Dark matter evades even our most sensitive detector Scientists have worked for years to try and find direct evidence of dark matter’s existence, but to little avail.After its last, 20-month run, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment team reported that they had failed to detect any of the particles they were looking for.

Found: a “fluffy” galaxy made from 99% dark matter

Found: a “fluffy” galaxy made from 99% dark matter Current estimates suggest that dark matter is far more common than ordinary matter, constituting between three-quarters and 84.In our own galaxy, dark matter is thought to be about five times more common than ordinary matter – but now scientists working with the Gemini North and Keck II telescopes have discovered a galaxy that’s made from 99.