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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dark Matter Found Near the Sun

Dark matter. What the hell is it? We don't know, but it's pretty close by...

University of Zurich - August 9, 2012

Astronomers at the University of Zürich and the ETH Zürich, together with other international researchers, have found large amounts of invisible "dark matter" near the Sun. Their results are consistent with the theory that the Milky Way Galaxy is surrounded by a massive "halo" of dark matter, but this is the first study of its kind to use a method rigorously tested against mock data from high quality simulations. The authors also find tantalising hints of a new dark matter component in our Galaxy.

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