Scientists have released a new survey of all the matter in the universe from the Dark Energy Survey (left) and the South Pole Telescope (right). Image courtesy Yuuki Omori.
The team could assemble a map of how matter is distributed—which is crucial to understand the forces that shape the universe.
The research involved more than 150 scientists and is published as a set of three articles on Jan. 31 in Physical Review D.
The new analysis indicates that matter is not as “clumpy” as we thought, based on our current model of the Universe.