Dark Matter Clumpiness Dispute; ESA Funds EXOMars 2020 | SFN #187

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Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory using the Very Large Telescope discover that the dark matter distribution throughout the universe is less clumpy that thought. This finding disputes what ESA's Planck Space Telescope concluded.

Also, ESA funds EXOMars mission in 2020.

Links to this week's stories:
http://www.eso.org/public/usa/news/eso1642/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2114991-esa-approves-2020-exomars-rover-despite-crash-earlier-this-year/

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