Science NewsCurated by RSF Research Staff Home > Science News > Researchers capture first ‘image’ of a dark matter web that connects galaxies Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The scientists publish their work in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable. Dark matter, a mysterious substance that comprises around 25 per cent of the universe, doesn't shine, absorb or reflect light, which has traditionally made it largely undetectable, except through gravity. "For decades, researchers have been predicting the existence of dark-matter filaments between galaxies that act like a web-like superstructure connecting galaxies together," said Mike Hudson, a professor of astronomy at the University of Waterloo. "This image moves us beyond predictions to something we can see and measure." Article: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-capture-image-dark-web-galaxies.html#jCp Physicists demonstrate violation of local causality in a quantum networkApril 21, 2017Finding the Milky Way’s Hydrogen HaloApril 20, 2017Evidence for higher state of consciousness found in new researchApril 19, 2017New methods for investigating nonlocality in many-body systemsApril 18, 2017These are the Strangest Oceans in our GalaxyApril 17, 2017 Sharing is caring - please share this with your friends: Facebook Twitter If you like this content, you will love the Resonance Academy.