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  • Is the Big Dipper scooping dark matter?

    Is the Big Dipper scooping dark matter?

    Scientists peered through a galactic window in the ladle of the Big Dipper, using the Herschel telescope to look 10 billion years backwards in time and investigate the origins of galaxies, which turn out to require 20 times less dark matter than previously calculated.

  • New image reveals that galaxies tend to clump together

    A new image from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory shows that galaxies are not scattered randomly.