Photo: Dark Matter Mapped in 3-D, Scientists Report



Scientists have completed a new, multidimensional map (bottom) of the universe's dark matter by combining slices of data from across the universe and at various points in time (examples above).

The new findings appear to confirm that the mysterious substance, which forms most of the mass of the universe, makes up the scaffolding for stars and galaxies.

Image courtesy NASA, ESA, and R. Massey (California Institute of Technology)


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