Dark Matter May Be Source of Mysterious Gamma Radiation in Center of Milky Way

Milky Way Dark Matter Illustration

It is possible that dark matter is contributing to the mysterious gamma radiation found at the center of the Milky Way.

An abundance of mysterious gamma radiation exists in the center of the Milky Way, called the Galactic Center GeV Excess. Previous research determined that this enigmatic radiation likely came from sources like pulsars — neutron stars that emit electromagnetic radiation.

Now, a new analysis suggests earlier studies underestimated potential dark matter’s role in the creation of the gamma radiation cluster. Scientists Rebecca Leane and Tracy Slatyer reexamined the earlier research, testing the method that previously claimed the gamma ray glow was likely from pulsars.

Bright Day Dark Matter

Dark matter could be the source for the enigmatic excess of gamma rays at the center of the Milky Way. Credit: Leane et al., Phys. Rev. Lett (2019)

They found that the earlier method could potentially overlook dark matter signals, misidentifying them as pulsar signals. The results suggest that dark matter may still be contributing to gamma radiation from the Milky Way’s center.

For more on this research, read Physicists Believe There’s Dark Matter at the Center of the Milky Way.

Reference: “Revival of the Dark Matter Hypothesis for the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess” by Rebecca K. Leane and Tracy R. Slatyer, 11 December 2019, Physical Review Letters.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.241101

4 Comments on "Dark Matter May Be Source of Mysterious Gamma Radiation in Center of Milky Way"

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  2. Snailnailtrucker | December 12, 2019 at 11:52 am | Reply

    Sometimes you sound like serious Scientists…and then you come out and Support Ridiculous Junk Theories like this that are only made to Support your other Ridiculous Theories like The Big Bang and Black Holes !
    No wonder Science has been going backward for a century or two !

  3. Love this anti-science types (SnaiilNailTrucker) WHO HAVE absolutely no idea what they are spewing out of their religo-fascists con mouths

    • Actually, what the anti-science types are spewing is that what these scientists are spewing is not real science.

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