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Seventy-Year Quest For Galactic Dark Matter Ends With Discovery Of Population Of Cool White Dwarfs In The Halo Of Our Galaxy

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March 26, 2001
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University Of California, Berkeley
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An international team of astronomers has detected what could be a significant portion of the galactic dark matter that has eluded astronomers for nearly 70 years. Scanning digitized images of the southern sky, the team found 38 previously unseen cool white dwarfs within about 450 light years of Earth.

An international team of astronomers has detected what could be a significant portion of the galactic dark matter that has eluded astronomers for nearly 70 years.


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University Of California, Berkeley. "Seventy-Year Quest For Galactic Dark Matter Ends With Discovery Of Population Of Cool White Dwarfs In The Halo Of Our Galaxy." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 March 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010322233414.htm>.
University Of California, Berkeley. (2001, March 26). Seventy-Year Quest For Galactic Dark Matter Ends With Discovery Of Population Of Cool White Dwarfs In The Halo Of Our Galaxy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010322233414.htm
University Of California, Berkeley. "Seventy-Year Quest For Galactic Dark Matter Ends With Discovery Of Population Of Cool White Dwarfs In The Halo Of Our Galaxy." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010322233414.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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