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

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Taylor, Peter; Massey, Richard; Jauzac, Mathilde; Courbin, Frédéric; Harvey, David; Joseph, Rémy; Robertson, Andrew; (2017)
  • 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 | High Energy Physics::Experiment

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