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A NASA graphic depicting a galaxy with a red half-circle superimposed over it to represent the mass of dark matter believed to be found there.

The dark matter hypothesis isn’t perfect, but the alternatives are worse

You might not be a fan of dark matter, the hypothetical particle that makes up most of the mass of the universe. And it’s true that the dark matter hypothesis has its flaws – and, of course, we haven’t found dark matter particles yet. But the truth is that the alternatives are much worse. The …

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The mystery of the “meme stock” that no one had ever heard of, which went from a market capitalization of $1 billion to more than $400 billion in a matter of days

The mystery of the “meme stock” that no one had ever heard of, which went from a market capitalization of $1 billion to more than $400 billion in a matter of days

What is AMDD Digital in the world, and who is behind it? That’s the question many investors are asking after an unknown Hong Kong company managed to join the ranks of global megacaps worth around half a trillion dollars on Tuesday. It started when the American Depository Share (ADS) with the stock code HKD widened …

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Dark matter from 12 billion years ago detected for the first time

Scientists have discovered dark matter around galaxies that existed around 12 billion years ago, the first detection to date of this mysterious substance that dominates the universe. The findings, obtained through a collaboration led by researchers from Japan’s Nagoya University, suggest that black matter in the early universe is less “lumpy” than predicted by many …

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Further back in time than ever before: dark matter distribution around galaxies revealed 12 billion years ago

Further back in time than ever before: dark matter distribution around galaxies revealed 12 billion years ago

The radiation residue from the Big Bang, distorted by dark matter 12 billion years ago. Credit: Reiko Matsushita Scientists have studied the nature of dark matter surrounding galaxies as they were 12 billion years ago, billions of years further back in time than ever before. Their findings offer the tantalizing possibility that the fundamental rules …

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