Latest Massive compact halo object Stories
Astronomers using simulations were able to catch the Large Magellanic Cloud in the act of stealing stars away from its neighbor, the Small Magellanic Cloud.
An international team of scientists predict that our Galaxy, the Milky Way, contains a disk of â€˜dark matterâ€™.
Astronomers now have a new "eye" for determining the distance to certain mysterious bodies in and around our Milky Way galaxy.
Massive Compact Halo Object (MACHO) -- Massive compact halo objects, or MACHOs, are a type of astronomical body proposed as one possible explanation for the presence of dark matter in galactic halos. A MACHO is a small chunk of normal baryonic matter, far smaller than a star, which drifts through interstellar space unassociated with any solar system. Since MACHOs would not emit any light of their own, they would be very hard to detect. Recent work has suggested that MACHOs are not...