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    Researchers Discover Nearby ‘Ghost Galaxy’

    There’s something strange in the cosmic ’hood. Dark matter, the theoretical stuff that must mathematically make up 27 percent of the universe, has never been seen because it doesn’t reflect light. But a galaxy newly discovered by researchers at Keck Observatory in Hawaii, dubbed Dragonfly 44, is thought to be 99.9 percent dark matter. Though it’s only 330 million light years away, the galaxy’s so dark that sky scanners missed it — and scientists believe there must be many more, sparking hope of detecting an elusive dark matter particle they can study.

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