Hubble Views a Galaxy Lacking Dark Matter

  • Released Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:46PM

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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