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WFIRST Will Add Pieces to the Dark Matter Puzzle

31 Oct 2019, 14:00 UTC
WFIRST Will Add Pieces to the Dark Matter Puzzle NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab

The true nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in the universe. Scientists are trying to determine what exactly dark matter is made of so they can detect it directly, but our current understanding has so many gaps, it’s difficult to know just what we’re looking for. WFIRST’s ability to survey wide swaths of the universe will help us figure out what dark matter could be made of by exploring the structure and distribution of both matter and dark matter across space and time.

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