In fact, scientists are pretty excited about this storm because they're hoping it will allow them to study dark matter in a way we never have before. AdvertisementThe problem scientists come up against when studying dark matter is that it's invisible, and we haven't yet invented anything to detect it. — dark matter is probably what's holding most of the stuff in the universe together. Scientists are hoping, though, that this dark matter storm will give them the opportunity they need. Some are firing up their weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) detectors while others are expecting dark matter particles will be more like axions.