Astro Blog articles for dark matter

Space Warps is back: Help Us Weigh Galaxies!

Posted: 04 May 2018

The Space Warps team and Zooniverse are excited to have joined forces with Science Friday to launch our most recent hunt for rare and elusive gravitational lenses. This time we are hunting for gravitational lenses in about 300,000 images of galaxies selected from the Hyper Suprime-Cam imaging survey on the Japanese 8.2m Subaru Telescope, Mauna Kea.

Into the Unknown: darkmatter

Posted: 18 Jan 2012

"Be prepared to be catapulted through space-time," writes progressive artist Marion Yorston, "and navigated over the threshold from the known into the unknown." At Stargazing Oxford we are hosting an exhibition of Marion's installation artwork - and it's piqued a bit of curiosity around the sub-department. We caught up with her in the middle of her preparations and asked her a few questions. Welcome to the enigmatic world of darkmatter.

Stargazing Oxford: Thinking Big

Posted: 17 Jan 2012

Stargazing Oxford is more than just a local astronomy fair - it will represent what we at Oxford Astrophysics are all about. Think big: come and explore the Universe from the Denys Wilkinson Building!

Largest ever dark matter map revealed

Posted: 12 Jan 2012

Dark matter: we don't know what it is, but we can figure out where it has to be. This week an international team of astronomers, including Oxford Astrophysics' Malin Velander and Lance Miller, showed the world the largest dark matter map ever created. It's caused quite a stir in the world of science; the map has exciting implications for our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of our Universe.