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Stellar Shocks From Dark Matter

  title={Stellar Shocks From Dark Matter},
  author={Anirban Das and S. Ellis and P. Schuster and Kevin Zhou},
Macroscopic dark matter is almost unconstrained over a wide “asteroid-like” mass range, where it could scatter on baryonic matter with geometric cross section. We show that when such an object travels through a star, it produces shock waves which reach the stellar surface, leading to a distinctive transient optical, UV and X-ray emission. This signature can be searched for on a variety of stellar types and locations. In a dense globular cluster, such events occur far more often than flare… Expand

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