MACHO

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MACHO

(ma -choh) Abbrev. for massive astrophysical compact halo object. See Galaxy.

macho

[′mä·chō]
(astronomy)
A massive object in the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy, detected by the effects of gravitational lensing; such objects are hypothesized to account for the dark matter in the universe. Derived from massive compact halo object.