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IFLScience The Big Questions: What Is The Universe Made Of?


Dr. Alfredo Carpineti

Senior Staff Writer & Space Correspondent

clockOct 28 2021, 09:40 UTC
IFLScience The Big Question Logo. Image Credit: IFLScience

IFLScience The Big Question Logo. Image Credit: IFLScience

Everything we see and interact with, regular matter, is only a small fraction of what the universe contains. In fact, the vast majority of the universe is invisible to us. We've named these mysterious components dark matter and dark energy, but our understanding of them – and if they even exist – remains lacking. To unravel more of this mystery, Dr Alfredo Carpineti sat down with Dr Mandeep Gill from the Dark Energy Survey collaboration to ask: Will the new generation of upcoming observatories help us understand what the universe is really made of?

You can listen to this episode and subscribe to the podcast on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Podbean, Amazon Music, and more. A transcript of the conversation is available here.

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