31 Dec '16, 8pm

Scientists discover a galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Dark matter is a theoretical type of matter that makes up the portion of the universe's mass that can't be observed. Although scientists don't yet know exactly what this mysterious substance is, they have nonetheless spotted a galaxy that might be composed almost entirely of it, reports Phys.org . The strange galaxy, named Dragonfly 44, looks tiny upon first glance. It appears to be composed of an extremely small cluster of stars; a cluster so insignificant that there shouldn't even be enough gravity to hold them all together as a galaxy at all. "Very soon after its discovery, we realized this galaxy had to be more than meets the eye. It has so few stars that it would quickly be ripped apart unless something was holding it together," said Yale University astronomer Pieter van Dokkum, lead author of the study. A closer examination of the star cluster by Hawaii's W.M. Keck O...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/scientists...

Tweets

Almost FSR

dickssportinggoods.com 07 Jan '17, 8am

Thank you for visiting Dick's Sporting Goods. If you need assistance with shopping on our site, please call us at 1-877-84...

Watch till the end// Don't judge a puppy by its...

mnn.com 01 Jan '17, 11pm

It begins with a typical scene: a boy glued to his video game as a mom foolishly tries to get his attention. The mom tells...

Hearst Stations Dark on DirecTV

multichannel.com 01 Jan '17, 4pm

About 33 Hearst Television stations in 28 markets went dark to DirecTV customers at midnight on Jan.1, as retransmission c...

Why do mentors matter? @TheFirstTee shares the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship:

Why do mentors matter? @TheFirstTee shares the ...

thefirsttee.org 02 Jan '17, 3pm

Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month ? What have the adult role models and mentors in your life meant to ...

Scientists Uncover Array of Strange Animals in ...

ecowatch.com 31 Dec '16, 6pm

Scientists have found a whole new world hidden inside a cave that has been sealed for about 5.5 million years. The cave an...

11 animals that hibernate that aren't bears | MNN - Mother Nature Network

11 animals that hibernate that aren't bears | M...

mnn.com 01 Jan '17, 8pm

Okay, so hummingbirds don't exactly hibernate in the traditional sense, but they do go into a state of torpor. This is sim...

No tree, in fact, ever is lifeless — not even w...

motherearthnews.com 01 Jan '17, 3am

So goes life in and around a “dead” tree. A red-tailed hawk perches atop the snag’s highest point, scanning for prey. A sn...

10 things you probably don't know about pasta | MNN - Mother Nature Network

10 things you probably don't know about pasta |...

mnn.com 05 Jan '17, 2pm

7. Pasta was kneaded by foot in Italy. In people's homes, most made pasta by mixing and kneading it by hand. But pasta was...

2 merging galaxies discovered that act like a huge, cosmic laser | MNN - Mother Nature Network

2 merging galaxies discovered that act like a h...

mnn.com 31 Dec '16, 9am

Take one look at this eyeball-shaped galaxy and you might think that it looks ordinary enough, but look a little closer an...