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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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News updates from the European Planetary Science Congress

12 September 2013

UCL is overrun with planetary scientists this week, taking part in the European Planetary Science Congress.

Check out the latest news and discussions from the conference on the faculty's EPSC News Blog.

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