Dark Matter Can Be Mapped by Light of Unmoored Stars

Dark Matter Can Be Mapped by Light of Unmoored Stars
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There's a new way to map the distribution of mysterious dark matter.

Stars that have been torn from their natal galaxies and now float within huge galaxy clusters can serve as dark-matter probes, a new study suggests.

"We have found a way to 'see' dark matter," study lead author Mireia Montes, of the University of New South Wales in Australia, said in a statement.

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