Dark matter, the stuff that's hypothesized to make up about a quarter of the universe yet doesn't seem to interact with light at all, could have a tiny electric charge, according to a new study. So far, dark matter has made its presence known only through gravity, by tugging on stars and galaxies. But now, astrophysicists Julian Muñoz and Abraham Loeb of Harvard … [Read more...] about Dark Matter May Have an Electric Charge
Does dark matter have an electric charge? No one's really wondered before, but researchers are exploring the possibility that some dark matter particles do, indeed, have a small electrical charge and that they interact with normal matter through electromagnetic force. Julian Muñoz, a theoretical cosmologist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, led … [Read more...] about Does Dark Matter Have an Electric Charge?
U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 06, 3:29 AM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Himanshu Goenka @HimGoJourno On 03/01/18 AT 12:57 AM Following the birth of the universe according to the Big Bang theory, there … [Read more...] about Dark Matter Interactions, Earliest Stars In A Colder Than Expected Young Universe
The news about the first stars in the universe always seemed a little off. Last July, Rennan Barkana, a cosmologist at Tel Aviv University, received an email from one of his longtime collaborators, Judd Bowman. Bowman leads a small group of five astronomers who built and deployed a radio telescope in remote western Australia. Its goal: to find the whisper of the first stars. … [Read more...] about Whisper From the First Stars Sets Off Loud Dark Matter Debate
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2020, will probe the cosmos to uncover the history of the universe from the Big Bang to alien planet formation and beyond. It will focus on four main areas: first light in the universe, assembly of galaxies in the early universe, birth of stars and protoplanetary systems, and planets (including the origins of life.) … [Read more...] about NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble’s Cosmic Successor