The ‘missing satellite problem’

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The 'missing satellite problem'


  Last updated January 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm


Simulations of the Milky Way predict that is should have many smaller galaxies in orbit around it – far more than we actually see in the night sky.

Astronomers call their apparent absence the ‘missing satellite problem’.

Simulation by ICRAR-UWA’s Prof. Chris Power & Dr Rick Newton.

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ICRAR is an institute of astronomers, engineers and big data specialists supporting the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope. ICRAR is an equal joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, with funding support from the State Government of Western Australia.