The AI tool could play a role in studying the nature of dark energy and dark matter, which seems to make up a large amount of the universe but remains an enigma, researchers said.
Dark matter is mysterious substance that appears to make up about 27 percent of the universe's mass.
The observatory is expected to map around 100,000 galaxy clusters—the largest known gravitationally bound structures in the universe—and three million supermassive black holes.
The search is on for an elusive particle that could shine a light on the "dark sector"—the vast majority of the universe that we cannot see.
Leading physicist says the statistical chance of dark energy existing is low.
Particle accelerators speed up elementary bits of matter to probe fundamental questions in physics, however, current facilities require huge amounts of space.
NASA's 2019 budget proposal calls for the telescope to be canceled "due to its significant cost and higher priorities within NASA."
Physicists can't explain the mysterious force.
A scientist developed a model that mitigates the need for dark matter and dark energy.
Map is in line with measurements predicted by the Standard Model—currently our best explanation for the universe.
The theory breaks with the popular idea that expansion is caused by dark energy and suggests energy for expansion would never run out.