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posted 24. April 2006 06:49
Source: Cornell University Chronicle Online
April 17, 2006
Galaxies are born inside dark matter clumps, Cornell study of Spitzer Space Telescope data shows
By Alex Kwan
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"Our findings suggest that unseen dark matter -- which emits no light but has mass -- has had a major effect on the formation and evolution of galaxies, and that bright active galaxies are only born within dark matter clumps of a certain size in the young universe," said Cornell University research associate Duncan Farrah, the lead author of a paper on spatial clustering that appeared in the April 10 issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters.
"You might think that galaxies are just distributed randomly across the sky, like throwing a handful of sand onto the floor," said Farrar. "But the problem is they are not, and this has been a great puzzle."
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