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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips host Stargazer every Monday to discuss the latest developments in astronomy.

August 29 - September 4, 2016 Stargazer: Dragonfly Galaxy of Dark Matter

courtesy of Shawn A. Laatsch

For today’s Stargazer, we hear about a Mauna Kea summit discovery relating to dark matter, and a galaxy thought to be almost entirely made up of it, as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

Credit Pieter van Dokkum, Roberto Abraham, Gemini Observatory/AURA.
An image on the left is from Gemini North at Mauna Kea, and offers a wide view of the galaxy utilizing their Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS). On the right a close-up reveals the mysterious galaxy, thought to be almost entirely Dark Matter.


Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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