ESA Euronews: The dark side

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All we can see around us, from planet Earth to distant galaxies, represents just five per cent of the Universe – the rest is dark energy or dark matter. So what do we know and what do we not know about these elusive components of the cosmos?

The simple answer is that we don’t know much about dark matter and even less about dark energy.

However, that could change quite soon thanks to groundbreaking research being done by scientists at ESA and CERN, home to the world’s foremost particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. The LHC’s discovery three years ago of the Higgs Boson set researchers on a voyage of discovery to the dark side of the Universe. They are about to fire up the colossal accelerator again this year, and for the first time at full power. That extra energy is what’s giving optimism for new revelations about dark energy and dark matter. One scientists tells Space: “we might have a discovery even in the first days, if not in the first weeks.”

At the same time ESA is building a new space telescope called Euclid which will watch how the gravity of dark matter acts on galaxies, and how dark energy is pushing the expansion of our Universe.

Find out how science is unraveling the dark mysteries of the cosmos.

This video is also available in the following languages:
French: http://youtu.be/laj4WuHG7Sw
German: http://youtu.be/G9orG0fS3ew
Spanish: http://youtu.be/zR15Z2gisJA
Italian: http://youtu.be/ZEckJH4JTYg
Hungarian: http://youtu.be/jv70GJmFz1M
Greek: http://youtu.be/eL34G_A-OVg
Portuguese: http://youtu.be/XqXJsbzp7G4

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8 Comments

  1. This month's ESA @euronews (in English) Space programme looks at the dark side with @CERN's Large Hadron Collider and ESA's Euclid mission.

    http://youtu.be/wQfjeJDuBh0

    Also available in the following languages:
    French: http://youtu.be/laj4WuHG7Sw
    German: http://youtu.be/G9orG0fS3ew
    Spanish: http://youtu.be/zR15Z2gisJA
    Italian: http://youtu.be/ZEckJH4JTYg
    Hungarian: http://youtu.be/jv70GJmFz1M
    Greek: http://youtu.be/eL34G_A-OVg
    Portuguese: http://youtu.be/XqXJsbzp7G4

    More about Euclid: http://sci.esa.int/euclid/

    #Euclid #darkmatter #darkenergy #LHC  

  2. Contemplate at this:

    "Indeed, Allah holds the heavens and the earth, lest they cease. And if they should cease, no one could hold them [in place] after Him. Indeed, He is Forbearing and Forgiving."
    http://quran.com/35/41

    "And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander."
    http://quran.com/51/47

    "Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, "Be," and it is."
    http://quran.com/2/117

    "The creation of the heavens and earth is greater than the creation of mankind, but most of the people do not know."
    http://quran.com/40/57

    more:
    http://quran.com/25/2
    http://quran.com/36/81
    http://quran.com/2/164
    http://quran.com/5/17

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