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Dwarf Galaxies

The circled cluster of stars is the dwarf galaxy Andromeda 29, which University of Michigan astronomers have discovered. The bright star within the circle is a foreground star within our own Milky Way galaxy. This image was obtained with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph at the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii. (Photo credit: Gemini Observstory/AURA/Eric Bell)

UM: Newly Found Dwarf Galaxies Could Help Reveal Dark Matter

In work that could help advance astronomers’ understanding of dark matter, University of Michigan researchers have discovered two additional dwarf galaxies that appear to be satellites of Andromeda, the closest spiral galaxy to Earth.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/07/2011