sep 242012
 
With Artificial Intelligence to the Origins of the Universe

  A team of astronomers, led by Francisco Kitaura from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam (Germany), has succeeded to confine the cosmic origins of the distribution of galaxies sharper than ever before. Kitauras method could prove to be a breakthrough for the study of the evolution of the Universe on large scales, and the [continue reading]

jul 052012
 
A Bridge of Dark Matter Detected

  Direct measurement of a dark-matter ‘filament’ confirms its existence in a galaxy supercluster.   A ‘finger’ of the Universe’s dark-matter skeleton, which ultimately dictates where galaxies form, has been observed for the first time. Researchers have directly detected a slim bridge of dark matter joining two clusters of galaxies, using a technique that could [continue reading]