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Dark matter and dark energy

Observations continue to indicate that the Universe is dominated by invisible components — dark matter and dark energy. Shedding light on this cosmic darkness is a priority for astronomers and physicists.

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Figure 1: Dark matter and how it might be detected.
Figure 2: Cosmic acceleration and dark energy.

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Caldwell, R., Kamionkowski, M. Dark matter and dark energy. Nature 458, 587–589 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458587a

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