The Fastest Spinning Galaxy - "Minogue's Galaxy" | Space is Weird
"It’s spinning around, in the fastest way, it’s ‘cause of its dark matter that it is like this” - any guesses why I’ve dubbed UGC 12591 the “Minogue galaxy”? #spaceisweird #weirdisagoodthing
Giovanelli, Haynes, Rubin and Ford (1986) -
Dai et al. (2012) -
"How do we know dark matter exists? | A century's worth of science history" -
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Dr Becky Smethurst is an astrophysicist researching galaxies and supermassive black holes at Christ Church at the University of Oxford.