After studying the shape of 10 million galaxies, scientists built a detailed map of dark matter. Credit: Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey
Researchers create detailed map of dark matter in the universe - science news - space

Using a cosmic phenomenon called gravitational lensing, scientists have created a detailed 3D map of the distribution of the elusive dark matter. This allows scientists to see where the dark energy acts in space and this, in turn, allows them to better understand its properties. The research team had to study over 10 million galaxies in order to obtain the information for building the map. The data gathered during the study suggest that dark matter might behave differently, in some aspects, then the existing models predict.

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Scientific publication: Arxiv