From quarks to the cosmos
01 Universe | From quarks to the cosmos
Our picture of the universe has changed radically in recent years. Modern telescopes show the celestial bodies at different wavelengths. They extend our view right up to the edge of the universe and reveal a many new celestial bodies. Surprisingly, the latest findings also show that most of the cosmos consists of so-called dark matter and dark energy - about which science knows hardly anything at all. Astronomers and physicists are trying to solve this mystery. They use sensitive instruments to detect particles from space, and accelerators to penetrate into the very depths of particles and atomic nuclei in the hope of finding traces of dark matter there.