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Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge


The findings, from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope collaboration involving researchers from the University of Cambridge, provide further support to Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which has been the foundation of the standard model of cosmology for more than a century. The results offer new methods to demystify dark matter, the unseen mass thought to account for 85% of the matter in the universe.

KICC researcher Blake Sherwin (DAMTP/KICC) says "We have mapped the invisible dark matter across the sky to the largest distances, and clearly see features of this invisible world that are hundreds of millions of light-years across"

The image shows a new map of the dark matter made by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope. The orange regions show where there is more mass; purple where there is less.

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