The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch into orbit in December 2021. Its mission is to search for the first light to ever shine in the universe.
Astronomers know a lot about what’s in outer space – and think it’s possible it never ends.
Plus new research finds a way to speed up the search for dark matter. Listen to episode 4 of The Conversation Weekly.
Australian astronomers are part of a prize-winning team that was the first to pinpoint the location of a fast radio burst. But there is much we still don’t know about these mysterious bursts.
Researchers have found a way to speed up the search for dark matter using technology from quantum computing. By squeezing quantum noise, detectors can now look for axions twice as fast.
A new method suggests we should aim to detect dark matter haloes by tracing galactic gas.
Neuroscientist Karl Friston claims generative modelling techniques produce more valid predictions than conventional models, but the evidence so far is limited.
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.
More than 70% of the Universe is made of ‘dark energy’, the mysterious stuff even stranger than dark matter.
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Today on the podcast, we explore what we know about dark energy, believed to be responsible for the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.
A recent experiment with atomic nuclei is hard to square with our current understanding of physics.
From the subatomic to the cosmic, don’t think for a second that we’re at the end of scientific history.
A study has suggested that the universe is curved like a sphere rather than flat, which may unleash a major crisis in cosmology.
The Princeton cosmologist helped pioneer our current model of the universe and began a whole new branch of physics.
Maps of the long filaments of gas that hold the universe together may one day help us trace and unveil ‘dark matter’.
Why do astronomers believe there’s dark matter when it cannot be directly detected? Let’s look at the evidence, and see what dark matter’s presence means for our universe.
New research does away with dark matter by putting ‘entropy’, a measure of disorder, at the heart of the universe.
New research suggests we may be able to forget about dark matter if we tweak the laws of gravity according to imaginary bubbles in space.
A new collider at CERN could push particle physics deep into an unexplored microscopic realm.
Forget about dark matter and dark energy, new research suggests that the existence of ‘dark fluid’ may solve some of the biggest mysteries in physics.