Dark Matter

Getting close to investigate Dark Matter


Our Universe according to the majority of scientists consists of approximately one quarter of dark matter. Of course this is a hypothesis and not something that is proven.

Dark matter cannot be seen, we can only see its interference with visible matter that surrounds dark matter. For a definition of dark matter you can read full details here.

Professor Samuel Ting and his research team have picked up what could be the first traces of Dark Matter’s ‘leftovers’. They achieved that using a magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) which is a precise instrument for detecting particles. The Spectrometer is currently located on the International Space Station.

Further research is needed in order to conclude if the measurements are indeed related with Dark Matter or other type of electromagnetic radiation emitted by pulsars or stars.

You can read more here.

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