Dark Matter: A Primer

  title={Dark Matter: A Primer},
  author={Katherine Garrett and Gintaras Dūda},
  journal={Advances in Astronomy},
Dark matter is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in cosmology at the present time. About 80% of the Universe's gravitating matter is nonluminous, and its nature and distribution are for the most part unknown. In this paper, we will outline the history, astrophysical evidence, candidates, and detection methods of dark matter, with the goal to give the reader an accessible but rigorous introduction to the puzzle of dark matter. This paper targets advanced students and researchers new to the… 

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