Existence and Nature of Dark Matter in the Universe

  title={Existence and Nature of Dark Matter in the Universe},
  author={Virginia Trimble},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • V. Trimble
  • Published 1987
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Ann. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1987. 25: 425-72 Copyright © 1987 by Annual Reviews Inc. All rights reserved EXISTENCE AND NATURE OF DARK MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE Virginia T rimble Astronomy Program, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, and Department of Physics, University of California, Irvine, California 92717 1. HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION AND THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM The first detection of nonluminous matter from its gravitational effects occurred in 1844, when Friedrich Wilhelm… 

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