Detecting dark matter

We can't see it, but it must be there. Scientists are hunting for this elusive dark matter...
13 February 2015
Presented by Kat Arney


Dark matter detector at UCL


It makes up most of the stuff in our universe, but we can't see it or weigh it - but we know it has to be there. This elusive substance is dark matter, and according to a new paper in the journal Nature Physics this week, it's all around us in our own galaxy - the Milky Way. To find out more about dark matter, and what this new map of the dark matter in our galaxy might tell us, Kat Arney went to speak to UCL astrophysicist Chamkaur Ghag, who's working on ways to detect dark matter here on earth.


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