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New All-Sky Map of Milky Way’s Outer Reaches Released – Could Offer a New Test of Dark Matter Theories – SciTechDaily

The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter…

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Astronomers have released a new all-sky map of the outermost region of our Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/NSF/R.Hurt
The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories.
Astronomers using data from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) telescopes have released a new all-sky map of the outermost region of our galaxy. Known as the galactic halo, this area lies outside…

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