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Astronomers find dark matter galaxy far, far away

19 Jan 2012, 08:02 UTC
Astronomers find dark matter galaxy far, far away

In a discovery announced Jan. 18, a team of researchers including astronomers at ASTRON Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, the Kapteyn Institute of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA), has found a dark dwarf galaxy about 10 billion light years from Earth. It is only the second such galaxy ever observed outside our local universe, and is by far the most distant.
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