Space + Flight

22
Mar

Gravitational Waves, Dark Matter Detectors, and Narwhal Tusks: NOVA Next Week in Review

This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

We’re about 12 million cosmic ray collisions from better understanding dark matter. Luckily, the AMS detector on the ISS is recording hundreds every second. NOVA Next contributor Veronique Greenwood shows how physicists are chasing dark matter this very minute.

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The blue hues in this composite image of the "bullet cluster" show where dark matter is distributed. The image was created by gravitational lensing of galaxies in the background.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

Missed this week’s NOVA broadcast? Watch "Venom: Nature’s Killer" online.