Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype

April 22, 2015 5:03 PM

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After decades of careful searching, astronomers and physicists are finally closing in on dark matter—the unseen majority of stuff in the universe.

Physicists first theorized in the 1930s that a mysterious form of matter was holding galaxies together. By the early 1980s, researchers began sharing ideas about what kind of properties those hidden particles might have. Recently, many instruments designed to hunt for dark matter have come online (i...

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