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DARK MATTER GALAXY DEBUNKED

ack in 2016, researchers claimed to have found a galaxy made almost completely of dark matter. Now that claim has fallen apart. The galaxy, Dragonfly 44 (DF44), belongs to a class of mysterious objects known as ultra-diffuse galaxies, or UDGs. Researchers have debated since the 1980s whether these vast, dim objects have a low mass, like dwarf galaxies smeared across huge reaches of space,, scientists argued that DF44 was one of these galaxies with a big dark matter halo and few stars. They estimated its mass and found it was at least 98 per cent dark matter.

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