Universe  ID: 13713

Hubble Makes Unexpected Dark Matter Discovery

Astronomers seem to have revealed a puzzling detail in the way dark matter behaves.

They found small, dense concentrations of dark matter that bend and magnify light much more strongly than expected.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Visualizations and Additional Footage:
ESA/Hubble — Gravitational Lensing Animation
ESA/Hubble — Gravitational Lensing Simplified Visualization
R. Wesson/ESO — Very Large Telescope Footage

Music Credits:
“On the Path” by Bernhard Hering [GEMA] and Matthias Kruger [GEMA] via Berlin Production Music/Universal Production Music GmbH [GEMA]
 

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Credits

Paul R. Morris (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Hubble

Keywords:
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> HST
SVS >> Big Bang
SVS >> Dark Matter
NASA Science >> Universe