Scientists Find the ‘Missing’ Dark Matter from the Early Universe

Your daily selection of the latest science news!

According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Live Science January 2, 2019 at 07:07AM.)

Dark matter, it seems, has been clinging to galaxies for a very long time. Most galaxies that existed 10 billion years ago had about as much dark matter as galaxies do today, contradicting earlier studies that suggested less dark matter lurked around galaxies in the early universe.

“Dark matter was similarly abundant in star-forming galaxies in the distant past as it is in the present day,” said Alfred Tiley, an astronomer at Durham University in England and lead author on the new study. The research was recently submitted to the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and published Nov. 16 in the preprint journal arXiv. “It wasn’t a complete surprise, but in reality, we didn’t know whether the observational reality would align with expectations from theory.” [The 11 Biggest Unanswered Questions About Dark Matter]

|

  • Got any news, tips or want to contact us directly? Feel free to email us: esistme@gmail.com.
    To see more posts like these; please subscribe to our newsletter. By entering a valid email, you’ll receive top trending reports delivered to your inbox.

__

This article and images were originally posted on [Live Science] January 2, 2019 at 07:07AM. Credit to the original author and Live Science | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.