Artist's impression of a dwarf galaxy seen from the surface of a hypothetical exoplanet.

Dark matter is smoother than we thought

25 Oct 2011

If a galaxy is seen as a peach, the standard cosmological model portrays dark matter as the ‘pit at its centre’. Now a study of two dwarf galaxies by astrophysicists at the Institute of Astronomy suggests that dark matter is evenly distributed to make a ‘pitless peach’.

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