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Missing gamma-ray blobs shed new light on dark matter, cosmic magnetism

15 Oct 2018, 17:00 UTC
Missing gamma-ray blobs shed new light on dark matter, cosmic magnetism Matthew Wood/Fermi-LAT collaboration

When astrophysicists look at the gamma-ray glow from a galaxy outside our own, all they typically see is a small spot because the galaxy is extremely far away. So, when a galaxy appears as an extended blob, something extraordinary must be going on that could help researchers better understand the properties of deep space.

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