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An international research team analysis rules out dark matter destruction as origin of extra radiation in galaxy center

14 Sep 2020, 00:00 UTC
An international research team analysis rules out dark matter destruction as origin of extra radiation in galaxy center Oscar Macias

The detection more than a decade ago by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of an excess of high-energy radiation in the center of the Milky Way convinced some physicists that they were seeing evidence of the annihilation of dark matter particles, but a team  led by a  researcher at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) has ruled out that interpretation. 

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