Isolated for Billions of Years–“A ‘Dark Galaxy’ Almost as Old as Universe Itself”

  Isolated for billions of years, a galaxy known as Markarian 1216 (abbreviated as Mrk 1216) with more dark matter packed into its core than expected has been identified by astronomers using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Mrk 1216 an elliptically shaped galaxies densely packed with stars at its centers descended from reddish, compact … Continue reading Isolated for Billions of Years–“A ‘Dark Galaxy’ Almost as Old as Universe Itself”