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New Study Finds Vast Galactic Network, No Sign of Dark Matter

By Rebecca Boyle Posted 04.25.2012 at 12:37 pm

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-04/new-study-surveys-milky-ways-galactic-neighborhood-and-finds-no-sign-dark-matter

Is dark matter in danger? A few days after scientists said there’s no dark matter near our sun, a team of researchers in Germany now says there’s no dark matter in our galactic neighborhood. The team found a vast structure of globular clusters and satellite galaxies surrounding the Milky Way in a smooth, evenly distributed pattern. Most models of galactic distribution and evolution require the gravitational effects of dark matter, but in this model, it doesn’t seem to exist.

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