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Evidence for Asymmetric Dark Matter Halo

24 Mar 2009, 13:39 UTC
Evidence for Asymmetric Dark Matter Halo
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In a pre-print of a paper that will be published in The Astrophysical Journal, an international team of astronomers conclude that the dark matter halo surrounding our Milky Way galaxy is actually lopsided or asymmetric. This is slightly different from the standard depictions showing a dark matter halo evenly distributed around our galaxy, however, these [...]In a pre-print of a paper that will be published in The Astrophysical Journal, an international team of astronomers conclude that the dark matter halo surrounding our Milky Way galaxy is actually lopsided or asymmetric. This is slightly different from the standard depictions showing a dark matter halo evenly distributed around our galaxy, however, these astronomers conclude that these asymmetries actually support the model of the universe with a cosmological constant and cold dark matter. Read more about the evidence for the asymmetric dark matter halo here.

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