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Mapping Dark Matter in Galaxies | by European Southern Observatory
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Mapping Dark Matter in Galaxies

A multitude of faint galaxies, small luminous dots scattered over the dark sky, was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. Images such as this one are powerful tools to understand how dark matter is distributed in galaxies.

 

More information: www.eso.org/public/images/potw1202a/

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Taken on February 3, 2012