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Waterloo astronomers use CFHT to capture first image of a Dark Matter Bridge.

12 Apr 2017, 19:34 UTC
Waterloo astronomers use CFHT to capture first image of a Dark Matter Bridge. S. Epps & M. Hudson / University of Waterloo

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The scientists publish their work in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.

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