November 9, 2012

Possible Dark Matter Signal Spotted

Mike Lucibella, Inside Science


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An apparent signal from the middle of our galaxy could be the evidence physicists have long been seeking for dark matter, the mysterious substance thought to represent the missing mass in the universe.

However, at the just-concluded International Fermi Symposium in Monterey, Calif., researchers were also unable to completely rule out the possibility that a problem with their telescope is the cause of the unexpected energy signature.

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TAGGED: Telescope, Fermilab, Dark Matter