Magnified supernova could help scientists study dark matter

04/24/2014 | New Scientist

The study of a supernova, known as PS1-10afx, could give scientists an opportunity to better understand dark matter. A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo say the galaxy in front of the supernova is lensing, or magnifying, it, giving them a better view. The discovery will help scientists judge whether the expansion of the universe is changing.

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