Do Elliptical Galaxies Reveal an Alternative to Dark Matter?
An alternative theory to dark matter developed in 1983 by the astrophysicist Mordehai Milgrom of the Weizman institute in Israel, called the modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) has successfully predicted the rotational properties of two elliptical galaxies formed by a different process from spiral galaxies. According to the new analysis, MOND describes the properties of two elliptical galaxies as well as dark matter. MOND was originally formulated to describe spiral galaxies and has had singular success in predicting certain properties of these structures.
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Do Elliptical Galaxies Reveal an Alternative to Dark Matter?

An alternative theory to dark matter developed in 1983 by the astrophysicist Mordehai Milgrom of the Weizman institute in Israel, called the modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) has successfully predicted the rotational properties of two elliptical galaxies formed by a different process from spiral galaxies. According to the new analysis, MOND describes the properties of two elliptical galaxies as well as dark matter. MOND was originally formulated to describe spiral galaxies and has had singular success in predicting certain properties of these structures.

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