The universe is a darker place than most people see. Literally. The person who proved this was Gunnar Malmquist, who realized that we are blind to the dark side of the universe.
This dwarf galaxy is located just 59 million light-years away, making it one of the closest galaxies to our own. But because most of its stars are still just starting out, it's like a portal to the early universe.
Billions of years ago, when the universe was still in its infancy, the formation of stars is believed to have occurred at a much faster rate than it does today. Now, a recent discovery by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) suggests that the universe's earliest galaxies may have been pumping out stars even faster than…
Dark matter almost certainly exists - otherwise, galaxy clusters wouldn't have sufficient gravity to hold themselves together. It was hoped dwarf galaxies could confirm the leading dark matter theories. But a new study has drawn a big, frustrating blank.