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LUX dark matter detector

Detecting dark matter

The kind of matter and energy we can see and touch – whether it is in the form of atoms and molecules, or heat and light, only forms a tiny proportion of the content of the Universe, only about 5%. Over a quarter is dark matter, which is totally invisible but whose gravitational attraction can be detected; while over two thirds is dark energy, a force that pushes the Universe to expand ever faster.

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MAPS science photos on Flickr

7 March 2013

The UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences has just launched a photo group on Flickr. The group will feature photos from and of the MAPS faculty, and help disseminate UCL research to a wider audience.

Why not add your own research pictures to it, and help build the group as a useful library of science images?

All images uploaded into the group by the faculty (the ones appearing with a UCL MAPS logo next to them, and which appear within the UCL MAPS photostream) are cleared for re-use on websites within UCL.

Many are additionally available under Creative Commons licences, which means they can be freely re-used for many purposes without having to seek permission first.

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