Dark Matter Could Create Halos of Light Around Galaxies

February 9, 2015 12:22 PM

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Dark Matter Could Create Halos of Light Around Galaxies

Messier 101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy, seen at ultraviolet and optical wavelengths, in an image taken by ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope. A new study looked at the Pinwheel Galaxy in hopes of finding evidence of dark matter interactions with light.

Dark matter might not be totally dark: A new study reports that if dark matter has even a small interaction with particles of light, it could create a visible glow around galaxies.

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