Dark Matter

A deep-field image of space with dark matter highlighted in blue
A photo of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 520 taken by NASA's Hubble telescope. The blue color added to the center of the image represents the likely location of dark matter, which is bending space-time around it. (Image credit: NASA, ESA, CFHT, CXO, M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis), and A. Mahdavi (San Francisco State University))

Dark matter makes up most of the matter in the universe, but scientists still have much to learn about this mysterious material. At Live Science, we follow the monumental research seeking answers to some of the biggest unanswered questions about dark matter.

Whether it’s a mysterious "kick" just after the Big Bang that may have created dark matter, how scientists narrowed down the 'weight' of dark matter trillions of trillions of times, or the potential for dark matter's secret identity to be hiding in distorted "Einstein rings," our expert writers and editors shine a light on dark matter with the latest news, fascinating features and interesting articles on this mysterious subject.  

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