Astronomers create largest map of the universe’s dark matter

International team reveal vast cosmic voids over the Earth’s skies that could challenge Einstein

We can’t see it, barely understand it, but know that it exists because of the powerful influence it exerts on space.

Dark matter makes up about 27% of the universe, and its gravitational force is enough to mesh entire galaxies together in a structure known as the cosmic web. Now, scientists have created the largest ever map of this mysterious substance – and it could imply that there’s something wrong with Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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