Ancient Stars Could Help Determine Dark Matter’s Velocity

Old stars reportedly act as visible speedometers for dark matter

Image Credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Flickr.

The speed of dark matter particles moving through the universe is a vital property that will help astronomers better characterize this mysterious material.

Researchers have been trying to collect measurements of dark matter’s speed for years, but no attempts have successfully detected the invisible matter’s velocity.

In a new effort to get some answers, a team of researchers took a new approach and tried to determine its speed through a computer simulation, rather than observation.

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