From Adam Hadhazy at Space.com:
A new cosmic map was unveiled in August, plotting where the mysterious substance called dark matter is clumped across the universe. To immense relief — and frustration — the map is just what scientists had expected. The distribution of dark matter agrees with our current understanding of a universe born with certain properties in a Big Bang, 13.8 billion years ago.
So what is the problem here?
But for all the map’s confirmatory power, it still tells us little about the true identity of dark matter, which acts as an invisible scaffold for galaxies and cosmic structure. It also does not explain an even bigger factor shaping the cosmos, known as dark energy, an enigmatic force seemingly pushing the universe apart at ever greater speeds. Tantalizingly, however, a small discrepancy between the new findings and previous observations of the early universe might just crack open the door for new physics.
Is “new physics” code here for evidence-free cosmology, building on the small discrepancy? Yes, small discrepancies can matter a great deal but most do not. A panel discussion follows, including:
[Astrophysicist George] EFSTATHIOU: It would’ve been very interesting if the results had significantly increased the tension with the cosmological standard model, which is the foundation for understanding why, beginning with the Big Bang, the universe is undergoing an accelerated expansion. Some previous surveys had suggested that there might be a problem, though I thought that these results were questionable. In my view, one should rely on the data and not be alarmed if our theories disagree with observations. The universe is what it is. More.
So there is no real problem despite the turbo-hype.
True, the Big Bang has always been on trial but only in kangaroo courts of science. It was never a popular theory because of its theistic implications. All it has ever had on its side is evidence and today evidence is increasingly seen as a problem, not a solution because it impedes the much-desired evidence-free cosmology.
See also: The Big Bang: Put simply,the facts are wrong.
Big Bang exterminator wanted, will train
Question for multiverse theorists: To what can science appeal, if not evidence?
Dark matter: Skeptics wanted