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June 12, 2014 12:48 AM

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The accepted model of galaxy formation that predicts that dwarf galaxies should form inside of small clumps of dark matter and that these clumps should be distributed randomly about their parent galaxy does not hold much water, says an analysis of the model by astrophysicists.

“What is observed is very different. The dwarf galaxies belonging to the Milky Way and Andromeda are seen to be orbiting in huge, thin disk-like structures,” said David Merritt, a professor of astrophysics at Rochester Institute of Technology in the US.

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