Hubblecast 05: Hubble discovers ring of dark matter

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An international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a ghostly ring of dark matter formed long ago during a colossal collision between two galaxy clusters. This is the first time that dark matter has been found with a distribution that differs substantially from the distribution of ordinary matter.

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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)

Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Dr. Robert Fosbury
Design: Martin Kornmesser
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen, Raquel Yumi Shida
Cinematographer: Peter Rixner (www.perix-media-gmbh.de)
Script: Lars Lindberg Christensen, Ana Lopes
Director: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Id:heic0709a
Release date:15 May 2007, 19:00
Related releases:heic0709
Duration:05m 01s

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