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What Faint Dwarf Galaxies Can Tell Astronomers About Galaxy Formation

June 14, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Eric Bell, professor of astronomy at U-M, discusses the importance of studying dwarf galaxies to learn more about how small dark matter clumps, called halos, might appear. Exploring a nearby, Milky Way-sized galaxy that is pulling two smaller galaxies into itself, Bell found one definite, faint galaxy and a further six potential candidate galaxies. The faculty expert further highlights research from this study.

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