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Tears In Space Explained

Posted on May 17, 2019 by in The OFI Blog |

GD-1, the longest stellar stream in the galaxy

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Research Associate Dr. Ana Bonaca recently presented her theory about a tear in the Milky Way Galaxy. Considering the lack of both luminous objects and black holes in the area, Dr. Bonaca has concluded that this tear was caused by dark matter. This discovery was made during SAO’s attempts to better chart the Milky Way Galaxy and stands as an example of their continuing advancements.

RT has written an article on this discovery, which can be read here.