Cosmos: What does the new Dark Matter map reveal?

  • Pallab Ghosh
  • Scientific reporter

photo Credit, Ann Jeffrey / Dark Energy Collaboration Coll

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This is the most detailed map of the distribution of dark matter in the universe. Bright regions represent its highest concentration – this is where galaxies form.

An international team of researchers has created the largest and most detailed map of the distribution of so-called dark matter in the universe.

The results are surprising because they show that it is slightly smoother and more comprehensive than predicted by the best current theories.

This observation seems to deviate from Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which is an enigma to researchers.

The results were published by the Dark Energy Survey Collaboration.

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