Scientists Have Discovered Dark Matter That Appeared 12 Billion Years Ago

The discovery of this mysterious and vital universal substance made it the earliest dark matter discovered to date.

Astronomers still managed to find a dark matter that has existed between galaxies for twelve billion years. The discovery of this mysterious and vital universal substance made it the earliest dark matter discovered to date. This discovery confirms that dark matter in our early universe was not as abundant as previously thought.

The discovery of dark matter around galaxies is nothing new. After all, this mysterious substance is vital to most of the current models we use to understand how our universe works and expands. However, this discovery calls into question some of our ideas about the distribution of dark matter in space.

galaxiesDark matter is everywhere in our universe. Image Source: ESA/Hubble and NASA,

This discovery could completely change our understanding of how galaxies evolve. The discovery also suggests that the fundamental rules that govern galaxies formed in the early universe differ from those that govern newer galaxies.

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Of course, the final results of this event will take a lot of time, but this is a step in the right direction to confirming new hypotheses. The results of these studies were provided by scientists from the Japanese University of Nagoya. They published their findings in the journal Physical Review Letters.

James Webb telescope in spaceJames Webb and other space exploration vehicles can help us better understand how dark matter affects our universe.

The discovery of dark matter in our universe is a significant event. This took a very long time. Most previous research into dark matter inside our universe has remained inconclusive. This is because it is tough to find the distortions that dark matter causes.

But astronomers may have found a better way to detect dark matter between galaxies in the early universe.

This is made possible by the 870-megapixel Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey (HCS) wide-angle camera. First, Japanese scientists have identified one and a half million lenticular galaxies with visible light. The press release notes that all these galaxies were “born” more than twelve billion years ago.

It was among these galaxies that they found the microwave background radiation. Residual radiation from the Big Bang helped them measure how dark matter between lenticular galaxies distorts microwaves. This is how dark matter was discovered.

We need to wait for more research to confirm these findings. When they do, we will be close to understanding dark matter and how the fundamental rules surrounding the galaxies of the early universe came about.