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Researchers Map Dark Matter to Account for the Unseen

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Researchers Map Dark Matter to Account for the Unseen

Researchers Map Dark Matter to Account for the Unseen

Researchers Map Dark Matter to Account for the Unseen

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When astrophysicists try to account for all the matter in the universe, things just don't add up. What we can see accounts for only about 4 percent of everything. The rest, they reason, is dark matter and dark energy. This week researchers unveiled a new map of the dark matter.

Richard Massey, post-doctoral researcher, astronomy, California Institute of Technology