Fermi Telescope May Turn Focus to Dark Matter

Fermi Telescope May Turn Focus to Dark Matter

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The Universe’s highest-energy light could finally yield clues to the nature of the “dark matter” that makes up some 85% of the Universe’s mass.

The Fermi space telescope, designed to catch gamma rays, has seen hints of evidence for dark matter in high-energy gamma rays seen at the galaxy’s centre. The Fermi team is now opening a call for ideas on changing how it observes. That may focus efforts on those early hints, opening the possibility to solve one of physics’ greatest mysteries.

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