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The Story of Dark Matter

23 October 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about the universe’s dark side for Dark Matter Day

Dark matter is one of the universe’s most compelling mysteries. It’s invisible, it’s powerful and it’s everywhere.

On and around October 31, 2017, events and activities are taking place around the planet to highlight this great cosmic puzzle. Dark Matter Day 2017 is an opportunity to explore the mysteries of dark matter and highlight the experiments that could bring us closer to solving them. Events are taking place all over the world in over 20 countries and there are plenty of ways you can get involved. Find out more on the Dark Matter Day website.

On this page, you can learn all about what dark matter is, and how it has shaped the nature of the cosmos. Whatever it is you want to know about dark matter, you’ve found the right place. So get exploring and embrace the mystery!



Dark Matter infographic - click for full version

Dark Matter infographic




Dark Matter Videos

Darkness in the Universe
An Introduction to Dark Matter
60 second science: Dark matter

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