Dark matter search turns up empty | Science News



Support credible science journalism.

Subscribe to Science News today.


Dark matter search turns up empty

New calculations suggest dearth of invisible substance in solar neighborhood

4:08pm, April 20, 2012

Scientists using Earth-based experiments to detect particles of dark matter might now know why they keep coming up empty-handed: There may be no dark matter in the solar neighborhood — at least, not within 13,000 light-years, reports a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Astrophysical Journal.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join the Society today or Log in.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content