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Published on Feb 5, 2015
Dr. Dan Hooper, a Theoretical Astrophysicist at Fermilab, explores the current status of the dark matter search and some new thoughts on the nature of this mystery.
A signal of gamma rays has been observed from the center of the Milky Way, and it may be the breakthrough that we have long been waiting for. If these gamma-rays are in fact being produced by the interactions of dark matter particles, they promise to reveal much about this elusive substance, and may be a major step toward identifying of the underlying nature of our universe's dark matter.