Other Resources

Learn more about dark matter from these online resources:

Interactions.org: Dark Matter Hub

Get the latest news about dark matter research, and view a list of dark matter experiments.

http://www.interactions.org/hub/dark-matter-hub

Symmetry Magazine: Dark Matter News

View dark matter-related content at Symmetry magazine, a particle physics publication produced by SLAC and Fermilab.

http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/archive?topic=3362

From CERN’s ATLAS Collaboration: Looking at the Dark Side of Matter—A Search for Dark Matter Particles

An overview on the search for dark matter particles using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

http://atlas.cern/updates/looking-dark-side-matter

CERN: Dark Matter

A short summary of dark matter and dark energy.

https://home.cern/about/physics/dark-matter

NASA Dark Matter Resources

A listing of NASA resources on dark matter.

https://nasasearch.nasa.gov/search?query=dark+matter&affiliate=nasa

Berkeley Lab: 3 Knowns and 3 Unknowns about Dark Matter

A short graphical listicle highlighting dark matter.

http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2016/05/24/3-knowns-3-unknowns-dark-matter/

DOE Office of Science: The Search for Dark Matter

From deep underground to outer space, researchers supported by the DOE’s Office of Science are working to understand this mysterious type of matter.

https://science.energy.gov/news/featured-articles/2016/10-26-16/

NASA: Dark Energy, Dark Matter

We are much more certain about what dark matter is not than what it is. First, it is not in the form of stars and planets that we can see.

https://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory: 3 Ways to Bust Ghostly Dark Matter

This article sums up the various ways scientists are looking for dark matter, and it includes some illustrations to describe these methods

https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2016-02-08-three-ways-bust-ghostly-dark-matter.aspx .

CERN Mobile App

Features news and information on particle physics experiments at CERN laboratory.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cern/id685979380?mt=8

UC Berkeley Astronomy: Rotation Curves

Evidence of dark matter has been confirmed through the study of rotation curves.

http://w.astro.berkeley.edu/~mwhite/darkmatter/rotcurve.html

University of Illinois: Mysterious Dark Matter

The speeds at which the Milky Way and our nearest neighbor, Andromeda, are rotating demand some extra, unseen matter—otherwise, they would simply fly apart.

UC Berkeley Astronomy: Theoretical Cosmology

There is strong evidence for dark matter implied by the motions of astronomical objects. But is this matter some exotic particle from high-energy physics, a quantum black hole, or something more prosaic?

http://w.astro.berkeley.edu/~jcohn/tcosmo.html

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: The Nature of Dark Matter

Dark matter can’t shine by its own light as hot coals do, or even reflect light, a characteristic of clouds or water. Neither electricity nor magnetism affects it. Currently, the only clues it gives us are through the gravitational pull it exerts on the normal mass that makes up the objects we can see.

https://www.lsst.org/science/dark-matter

Cryogenic Dark Matter Search: Explore the Science of Dark Matter

The atoms and ions that constitute all of the known matter in the universe seem to be rivaled by the presence of an unidentified and invisible form of mass.

http://cdms.berkeley.edu/Education/DMpages/index.shtml

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory: Dark Sectors Workshop

The existence of dark matter (or a “dark sector”) directly suggests new physics beyond the standard model, and discovering this physics is a key goal for the coming decades. Includes downloadable presentation slides.

https://indico.cern.ch/event/507783/

NOVA: How Big Is the Universe?

The last couple of years have seen a remarkable convergence of evidence, all suggesting that we live in a universe with a few percent of the normal matter of our everyday experience and perhaps 25 percent of something called “dark matter.”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/space/how-big-universe.html

The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology: The Dark Matter of the Universe:

There is strong evidence that the universe consists primarily of nonluminous matter, and that this matter is also of an exotic nonbaryonic form.

http://www.ctc.cam.ac.uk/outreach/origins/galaxies_four.php

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