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Properties of Dark Matter Revealed by Astrometric Measurements of the Milky Way and Local Galaxies

@article{Shaya2009PropertiesOD,
  title={Properties of Dark Matter Revealed by Astrometric Measurements of the Milky Way and Local Galaxies},
  author={Edward J. Shaya and Rob P. Olling and Massimo Ricotti and Stuart N. Vogel and Steven R. Majewski and Richard J. Patterson and Ronald J. Allen and Roeland van der Marel and Warren R. Brown and James S Bullock and Andreas Burkert and Françoise Combes and Oleg Y. Gnedin and Carl J. Grillmair and Shri R. Kulkarni and Puragra Guhathakurta and Amina Helmi and Kathryn V. Johnston and Pavel Kroupa and George Lake and Ben Moore and R. Brent Tully},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2009}
}
The fact that dark matter (DM), thus far, has revealed itself only on scales of galaxies and larger, again thrusts onto astrophysics the opportunity and the responsibility to confront the age old mystery "What is the nature of matter?" By deriving basic data on the nature of DM - e.g., mass of its particle(s), present mean temperature, distribution in galaxies and other structures in the universe, and capacity for dissipational collapse - we will be uncovering the properties of the dominant… Expand

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