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Astronomers offer possible explanation for elusive dark-matter-free galaxies

A team led by astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, has found that some dwarf galaxies may today appear to be dark-matter free even though they formed as galaxies dominated by dark matter in the past. Galaxies that appear to have little to no dark matter — nonluminous material thought to constitute 85% of...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | UCR News |

NSF CAREER Award supports astronomer’s quest to further understand the universe

Laura Sales first fell in love with astronomy when she was in middle school in Argentina, her country of birth. Today, she is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at UC Riverside and the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, one of the most coveted recognitions a...
By IQBAL PITTALWALA |

Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies

Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. Dwarf galaxies are small galaxies that contain between 100 million to a few billion stars. In contrast, the...
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