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astrophysics

Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter

For five years physicists have been tantalized by possible evidence of dark matter in the Milky Way’s center. But new results from small satellite galaxies have complicated the story.

Katherine Freese
Q&A

In Search of Dark Stars

Katherine Freese, a physicist who will soon lead the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, reflects on the hunt for dark matter and how dark matter heating may have produced the first stars.

Gamma Ray Excess
astrophysics

Case for Dark Matter Signal Strengthens

A new analysis strengthens the case that gamma rays emanating from the center of the Milky Way come from dark matter particles known as WIMPs.

particle physics

In Hunt for Dark Matter, Promises to Keep?

Whispers of the elusive particles are becoming stronger with a series of signals that appear to be zeroing in on a leading contender.

cosmology

Peering Into the Early Universe

Three “extremely large telescopes” poised to begin observations within a decade could help answer some of the universe’s oldest and best-kept secrets.