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 Large scale structures in the UniverseNovember 22, 2017Looking for planet nineNovember 20, 2017Toroidal Plasmoid Generation via Extreme Hydrodynamic ShearNovember 15, 2017Physicists shrink plans for next major colliderNovember 14, 2017Fireworks coming out from Bose-Einstein CondensatesNovember 10, 2017 Sharing is caring - please share this with your friends: Facebook Twitter If you like this content, you will love the Resonance Academy.