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The Universe in 101 words: Dark matter galaxies

20 May 2017, 22:49 UTC
The Universe in 101 words: Dark matter galaxies
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Above: A timelapse, composite, photograph of the Milky Way - a sight you'd never see in a dark matter galaxy...When is galaxy (almost) invisible? When it's mostly just a cloud of dark matter - the mysterious and almost undetectable stuff that experiments on the ISS may finally be closing in on. Dark matter galaxies do have some normal stars, pulled along by the cloud's gravity, but they're rarer than Grindr users in Russia. We need powerful telescopes to see them from Earth. So to human eyes, even from the inside, a dark matter galaxy is be too faint for human eyes to see - if you lived in one all you'd see was the dim, distant, glows of other galaxies.You've read our science facts - have you tried our science fiction? You can pick up our book on Kindle, or as a paperback, by following this link......or, if you'd like to help us do things like podcasts, animations, and videos here why not...Above: Dragonfly 44 A dark matter galaxy as big as the Milky Way, but with so few actual stars only powerful telescopes can see it - and even then the images must be computer enhanced.

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