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Do Some Galaxies Lack Shrouds of Dark Matter?

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Science  11 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5617, pp. 233
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5617.233b

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Using a novel technique, astronomers have discovered three galaxies that appear devoid of dark matter. The galaxies--featureless blobs of stars very different from our spiraling Milky Way--challenge the popular idea that all galaxies contain far more mass than meets the eye.