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SILICON VALLEY, Calif. -- Researchers, using the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) orbiting space telescope, reported in the journal Nature on February 19 that far-ultraviolet (FUV) photon emissions emanating from the Leo ring exhibit peaks of emission from regions of concentrations of neutral atomic hydrogen.
The Leo ring, which is about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo, orbits a pair of elliptical galaxies (M105 and NGC 3384). The Nature paper is entitled, "Massive star formation within the Leo 'primordial' ring."
Four articles about the Nature paper include such statements as, "Galaxy Mix: No Dark Matter Required," "Strangely, the new galaxies appear to lack dark matter," "The cloud, known as the Leo Ring, appears to lack the dark matter," and "Experts thought that dark matter was a prerequisite for the birth of galaxies." Apparently, the researchers concluded that the long-accepted Cold Dark Matter is not present in the Leo ring.
Both the observed FUV photon emission wavelengths and the FUV emission links to neutral atomic hydrogen in the Leo ring are key …