dark matter

An introduction to dark matter from PhD Comics

With recent advances in astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics we’re entering an exciting period in our quest to understand the mysterious substance known as ‘dark matter’.

If you’ve ever wondered just what we do know about dark matter, and how scientists can study it, have a look at this video comic from Jorge Cham, of PhD Comics.

It’s a great introduction to the subject and shows nicely how several scientific fields have joined together to examine a significant, but elusive, component of the Universe we live in.

Hat tip to the Astronomy Twitter Journal Club blog where I first saw the video.