"The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them."

Dark matter and dark energy have always freaked me out/interested me ever since watching Discovery Channel specials about them.

From dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

oFrom dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

The second largest component of the universe is dark matter. The truth is, we understand little of what it is, and more of what it is not.

What is Dark Matter? The second largest component of the universe is dark matter. The truth is, we understand little of what it is, and more of what it is not.

Astronomers have discovered a massive galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter. Called Dragonfly 44, the galaxy is basically 99.99 percent dark matter.

Astronomers have discovered a massive galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter. Called Dragonfly the galaxy is basically percent dark matter.

What Does Dark Energy Mean for the Fate of the Universe? A mysterious dark energy dating back to the dawn of the universe could be poised to rip it apart. BIG-BANG-3

What Does Dark Energy Mean for the Fate of the Universe? A mysterious dark energy dating back to the dawn of the universe could be poised to rip it apart.

THE UNIVERSE CONSISTS OF  5 %VISIBLE MATTER  25% DARK MATTER  70% DARK ENERGY

The universe consists of visible matter (the stuff we see) dark matter (matter that fills the space in our universe that we can't see at all) dark energy (which is stronger than gravity and causes the universe to expand)

The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

Dark Energy Dark Matter The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss) The Universe in a Jelly Bean Jar

Dark Matter and Dark Energy: The Mystery Explained (Infographic)

Astronomers have discovered a massive galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter. Called Dragonfly the galaxy is basically percent dark matter.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy....NOW DO YOU BELIEVE IN IT? It's RIDICULOUS to me to ignore its power  SENSIBLE to TREAT IT RESPECTFULLY! Boom! Science!

Dark Matter and Dark Energy -- what if the construction of the universe reflected the construction of consciousness. What if we thought we were special enough for that to be true.

From dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

From dark energy and string theory to the end of the Universe, these are the unanswered cosmic conundra that are still baffling scientists.

96% of the matter in our world is invisible to us. Here is what we know so far about that dark matter & dark energy.

The Greeks had a simple and elegant formula for the universe: just earth, fire, wind, and water.

Dark Energy & Dark Matter The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them.

Dark Energy Dark Matter The two largest pieces of the Universe that we know the least about, yet nothing less than the ultimate fate of the Universe will be determined by them.

The galaxy cluster Abell 1689 is famous for the way it bends light in a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. A new study of the cluster is revealing secrets about how dark energy shapes the universe. Full story.

Galaxy clusters reveal new dark matter insights: the inner region of Abell 1689 galaxy cluster as seen from the Hubble space telescope js

Astronomers know more about what dark matter is not than what it actually is.

Elusive Dark Matter May Have Already Been Found

Dark Matter Mystery Explained: A Reader's Guide (Infographic) by Karl Tate…

Is Dark Energy Really "Repulsive Gravity"?

A powerful repulsion between normal matter and antimatter could explain the mysterious force known as dark energy, a new theory claims.

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