Dwarf Galaxies Orbiting the Milky Way Could Contain Dark Matter

March 11, 2015 10:40 AM

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(Photo : Fermilab/Dark Energy Survey) This object sits roughly 100,000 light-years from Earth, and contains very few stars – only about 300 could be detected with DES data.

There are a lot of smaller galaxies surrounding the Milky Way. Scientists now confirm some of these could be rare dwarf galaxies that harbor immense amounts of dark matter.

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