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Dark Matter Experiment Turns Up No Findings

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October 30, 2013
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The world's most sophisticated search for dark matter came up empty-handed in its first run, although scientists are optimistic about the future.


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Reuters (Nov. 9, 2012) — The most powerful sky-mapping instrument ever built is about to embark on a far-reaching survey of deepest space to find evidence of the theoretical force called Dark Energy. From a high plateau in Chile, the Dark Energy Camera is being pointed billions of light years into the cosmos in an effort by astronomers to answer questions about Dark Energy's influence over the expansion of our universe.
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Dark Energy Camera to Seek Light in Deepest, Darkest Space

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Reuters (Sep. 19, 2012) — Astronomers in Chile have released images of light from deep space which demonstrate the power of their new Dark Energy Camera, the most sophisticated digital camera ever deployed. The scientists say the camera is now ready to reach for the edge of the cosmic frontier for answers to questions about dark matter and our expanding universe.
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Physicists Seek Animated Answers to Dark Secrets of the Universe

Physicists Seek Animated Answers to Dark Secrets of the Universe

Reuters (Nov. 29, 2012) — Physicists at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois hope to unravel the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy with the most detailed computer simulations of the universe ever built. The two theoretical forces have never been detected but are believed to make up more than 95 percent of the universe The researchers want to know what the forces are and how they work.
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RAW VIDEO: Best Photograph of a Star Being Born in History Taken by ESO

RAW VIDEO: Best Photograph of a Star Being Born in History Taken by ESO

EFE (July 10, 2013) — A new image of a star being formed inside of a dark cloud was shot by the European Southern Observatory's ALMA telescope and is the best picture of this kind of event ever captured. The high resolution photograph will allow scientists to study the star's creation process in depth and expand or change established theories. In its current state, the star is 500 times the mass of our sun and is pulling large quantities of matter towards its core through gravity. This matter will eventually collapse, forming a young star that will ultimately be 100 times the size of the sun.
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