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The Smallest Galaxies in Our Universe Bring More About Dark Matter to Light

24 Feb 2021, 08:12 UTC
The Smallest Galaxies in Our Universe Bring More About Dark Matter to Light Kohei HAYASHI

Our universe is dominated by a mysterious matter known as dark matter. Its name comes from the fact that dark matter does not absorb, reflect or emit electromagnetic radiation, making it difficult to detect.   

Now, a research team including the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Project Assistant Professor Satoshi Shirai has investigated the strength of dark matter scattered across the smallest galaxies in the universe using stellar kinematics.

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