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Chasing dark matter with the oldest stars in the Milky Way

Space News: Chasing dark matter with the oldest stars in the Milky Way

(Princeton University) Just how quickly is the dark matter near Earth zipping around? The speed of dark matter has far-reaching consequences for modern astrophysical research, but this fundamental property has eluded researchers for years. In a paper published Jan. 22 in the journal Physical Review Letters, Princeton researchers provided the first clue: The solution to this mystery, it turns out, lies among some of the oldest stars in the galaxy.  ……Read More…….

Source: EurekAlert!, the online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society