Structure of Galaxies Questioned

June 11, 2014 3:06 PM

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Structure of Galaxies Questioned

It turns out that there may be no place in the universe for dwarf galaxies--at least when it comes to mapping them. Astronomers have found that dwarf galaxies that orbit the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies defy the accepted model of galaxy formation and do not fit into the current model.

"The model predicts that dwarf galaxies should form inside small clumps of dark matter and that these clumps should be distributed randomly about their parent galaxy," said David Merritt, one of the researchers, in a news release. "But what is observed is very different. The dwarf galaxies belonging...

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