Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 15:15
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Dark matter forms much smaller clumps than previously known. This result confirms one of the fundamental predictions of the widely accepted "cold dark matter" theory. All galaxies, according to this theory, form and are embedded within clouds of dark matter, a hard-to-detect form of matter making up the bulk of the universe's mass.