A test for skewed distributions of dark matter and a possible detection in galaxy cluster Abell 3827

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Taylor, P.; Massey, R.; Jauzac, M.; Courbin, F.; Harvey, D.; Joseph, R.; Robertson, A.;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx855
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

Simulations of self-interacting dark matter predict that dark matter should lag behind galaxies during a collision. If the interaction is mediated by a high-mass force carrier, the distribution of dark matter can also develop asymmetric dark matter tails. To search for ... View more