In Pursuit of the Least Luminous Galaxies

@article{Willman2010InPO,
  title={In Pursuit of the Least Luminous Galaxies},
  author={Beth Willman},
  journal={Advances in Astronomy},
  year={2010},
  volume={2010},
  pages={285454}
}
  • B. Willman
  • Published 28 July 2009
  • Physics
  • Advances in Astronomy
The dwarf galaxy companions to the Milky Way are unique cosmological laboratories. With luminosities as low as , they inhabit the lowest mass dark matter halos known to host stars and are presently the most direct tracers of the distribution, mass spectrum, and clustering scale of dark matter. Their resolved stellar populations also facilitate detailed studies of their history and mass content. To fully exploit this potential requires a well-defined census of virtually invisible galaxies to the… Expand

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