Dark Matter Search

The unmodified HST image shows the region is actually so devoid of stars that far more distant background galaxies can easily be seen.

Credit:

J. Bahcall, Institute for Advance Study, Princeton and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9441a
Type:Observation
Release date:17 October 1994, 05:00
Size:749 x 770 px

About the Object

Name:Constellation Eridanus, Galactic halo
Type:• Unspecified : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Dark Matter

Image Formats

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Screensize JPEG
561.6 KB

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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