Dark matter filaments bridge the space between galaxies in this false colour map. The locations of bright galaxies are shown by the white regions and the presence of a dark matter filament bridging the galaxies is shown in red. | S. Epps/M. Hudson/University of Waterloo
Astronomy

Astronomers Capture the First ‘Image' of the Dark Matter That Holds the Universe Together

Researchers have produced what they say is the first composite image of a dark matter filament that connects galaxies across the cosmos.

Published On 04/13/2017
12:15 PM EDT
“By using this technique, we’re not only able to see that these dark matter filaments in the universe exist, we’re able to see the extent to which these filaments connect galaxies together.”