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Watch a Short (and Fun) History of Dark Matter

Mysterious dark matter is responsible for our existence in the Milky Way galaxy, as revealed in this video for a new show at New York City’s Hayden Planetarium

Fritz Zwicky’s scatological tendency may have left him outside the company of high society, but his observation that there had to be more matter than we can see gave him a permanent place among the giants of science. In preparation for “Dark Universe,” the new Hayden Planetarium Space Show premiering November 2, 2013, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, a team that includes astrophysicist and curator Mordecai-Mark Mac Low has produced this cheeky and informative overview.

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