Astronomy. Fishing for the universe.

  title={Astronomy. Fishing for the universe.},
  author={Rafael F. Lang},
  volume={327 5973},
I t is a sobering fact that of all the matter in the universe, only 17% is made of particles we know ( 1). Little is actually known about the remaining 83%, but we do have a name for it—dark matter. On page 1619 of this issue, the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) Collaboration ( 2) presents tantalizing results from their recent experimental run that may provide an answer soon to the question of what all that dark matter is made from. A promising dark matter candidate is a massive particle… CONTINUE READING