Universe  ID: 12907

Hubble Views a Galaxy Lacking Dark Matter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took an image of a bizarre, ghostly looking galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2 that astronomers calculate to have little to no dark matter. This is the first galaxy astronomers have discovered to be so lacking in dark matter, which is thought to comprise 85% of our universe's mass.

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Find the science paper at nature.com.
 

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Keywords:
SVS >> Galaxy
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Dark Matter
SVS >> Astronomy
NASA Science >> Universe