Explore the science of
The primary constituent of the
universe is unknown...
Scientists currently believe that most of mass of the universe is
not the stuff of stars, dust, planets and people. The atoms and ions
which constitute all of the known matter seem to be rivaled by the
presence of an unidentified and invisible form
of mass. The standard model of particle
physics may need to be expanded
to include new families of particles which could explain the missing
mass. These particles would have been created and annihilated along
with other known particles in the early universe just after the Big Bang,
with a certain abundance remaining in the universe today as dark matter.
The CDMS group along with
collaborations across the world are on a quest to solve this great
On this page you will find educational resources related to dark
matter. We welcome comments and suggestions on how to make our site
better and more useful to the community.
"Explore the Science of Dark Matter" education page has received an
Infography Supersite award!
Please enjoy these resources:
series: Understanding ordinary matter, dark matter and the Universe:
2] Frequently Asked
Questions: Read answers to FAQs or submit your own question
3] Other Dark Matter Links
Last updated 20March2002.