Dark Matter

Dark matter is very common in our Universe, but no-one knows what it actually is! It is called ‘dark’ because it cannot be seen with light. In fact, dark matter can’t be seen by any telescope we have at the moment. It is well and truly dark, but astronomers are almost certain it is there. How can they be so sure? What is dark matter made of? How would we find it?

To find out the answers to these questions, and much more, follow the links below. Click on ‘Introduction to Dark Matter’ to get started!

Find out more about Dark Matter from BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time programme featuring guests Carolin Crawford, Carlos Frenk, and CTA-UK member Anne Green. You can listen to the episode here.