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Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1000 years

Black holes that are smaller than a human hair may be hurtling through space — and they just might just solve the mystery of dark matter.

Pioneering dark matter astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88

Vera Rubin was a US astronomer who pioneered work on invisible dark matter in the universe.

A computer simulation of a black hole. NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI) There is a very, very big problem with the universe: About 80% of all of the stuff inside of it can't be found. Astronomers call this missing material "dark matter." They know it's out there because its huge mass tugs on and shapes galaxies. Aside from exerting a gravitational pull, however, dark matter doesn't seem to interact with stars, planets, dust, atoms,

Most of the universe may be trapped inside of ancient black holes

A computer simulation of a black hole. NASA, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI) There is a very, very big problem with the universe: About 80% of all of the stuff inside of it can't be found. Astronomers call this missing material "dark matter." They know it's out there because its huge mass tugs on and shapes galaxies. Aside from exerting a gravitational pull, however, dark matter doesn't seem to interact with stars, planets, dust, atoms,

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The Milky Way's 'dark twin' might help us solve one of the biggest mysteries in science

Space Facts: Our solar system does a full galactic circle (about lightyears) once every 200 million years.

'Dark' gravity might fix Einstein's most famous theory

Astronomers found evidence for a 'dark' gravitational force that might fix Einstein's most famous theory

Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity predicts so much about the universe at large, including the existence of gravitational lenses or "Einstein rings.

White nationalists who get DNA tests that show they are not 100% white question genetic tests, rather than accept they aren't white.

White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests — but many don't like their results

White nationalists who get DNA tests that show they are not 100% white question genetic tests, rather than accept they aren't white.

NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

It's in the country's best interest to stay at (or at least near) the forefront of advanced computing techniques, and the National Science Foundation has just.

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Astronomers discovered a mysterious new galaxy — thanks to a bunch of ordinary camera lenses

NASA will soon create the coldest spot in the universe  - and forge a bizarre form of matter inside it

NASA will soon create the coldest spot in the universe — and forge a bizarre form of matter inside it

NASA will soon create the coldest spot in the universe and forge a bizarre form of matter inside it

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