Friday, March 20, 2009

dark cushions

From Science Daily: Hubble Provides New Evidence For Dark Matter Around Small Galaxies

This is pretty cool. Hubble found, in the midst of several large galaxies being torn apart by each other's gravity, a cluster of dwarf galaxies that are smooth and undisturbed. Astronomers think this indicates a thick "cushion" of dark matter protecting them.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Wow, it's been almost a month since I posted. Sorry about that. Lots of family visits, midterms, and awesome vacation are to blame.

It's a good thing I don't actually have a readership, huh?