Dark Matter

Mystery Barge

Matt’s Favorites: Mystery Barges, Missing Dark Matter, And Much More

So what’s the coolest news from the wondrous worlds of science and tech for your Halloween? Nothing spooky or mysterious here, just the facts, and to several decimal places…

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

Martin Cooper

Matt’s Favorites: Cell Phone Turns 40, Dark Matter Found, Maybe, Women Design Anti-Rape Underwear And More

Hey, glad you stopped by. You wouldn’t believe what I found in the wonderful world of tech over the past 24 hours…

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/03/2013

A filament of dark matter has been directly detected between the galaxy clusters Abell 222 and Abell 223. The blue shading and yellow contour lines represent the density of matter. Image credit: Jörg Dietrich, UM Department of Physics

Dark Matter ‘Scaffolding’ Of Universe Detected For First Time

Scientists have, for the first time, directly detected part of the invisible dark matter skeleton of the universe, where more than half of all matter is believed to reside.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2012

Event Notices From February 13

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies and institutions

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2012


What Is Dark Matter?

It does not produce light or reflect it which makes it impossible to see with the human eye.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2012

The circled cluster of stars is the dwarf galaxy Andromeda 29, which University of Michigan astronomers have discovered. The bright star within the circle is a foreground star within our own Milky Way galaxy. This image was obtained with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph at the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii. (Photo credit: Gemini Observstory/AURA/Eric Bell)

UM: Newly Found Dwarf Galaxies Could Help Reveal Dark Matter

In work that could help advance astronomers’ understanding of dark matter, University of Michigan researchers have discovered two additional dwarf galaxies that appear to be satellites of Andromeda, the closest spiral galaxy to Earth.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2011