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March 31, 2020
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Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those galactic neighbors, a new model suggests the Milky Way should have an additional 100 or so very faint satellite galaxies awaiting discovery.
Dark matter forms into clumps, where galaxies and satellite galaxies form.
January 13, 2020
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Matching up maps of matter and light from the Dark Energy Survey and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope may help astrophysicists understand what causes a faint cosmic gamma-ray glow.
DES-Fermi
January 7, 2020
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Symmetry
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be named for an influential astronomer who left the field better than she found it.
Vera Rubin
November 6, 2019
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His work aims to deepen our understanding of dark matter, dark energy and other secrets of the universe.
Photo of Panofsky fellow Daniel Gruen
September 30, 2019
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Early-career physicist Jonathan LeyVa helps build one of the world’s most sensitive dark matter detectors.
Jonathan LeyVa/SuperCDMS
September 26, 2019
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An “out there” theory inspired the development of the Dark Matter Radio, a device that could explain the mysterious matter that makes up 85 percent of the mass of our universe.
Dark Matter Radio
July 18, 2019
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Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.
Maria Elena Monzani at the LZ test facility
July 11, 2019
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A SLAC/Stanford study of the population of satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way provides new clues about the particle nature of dark matter.
Dark matter simulation
June 20, 2019
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Four large meshes made from 2 miles of metal wire will extract potential signals of dark matter particles.
LZ Grids Weaving
June 19, 2019
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SLAC completed its work on ComCam, a commissioning device to be installed in Chile later this year.
LSST-ComCam

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