massive compact halo object


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massive compact halo object

[¦mas·iv ¦käm′pakt ′hā·lō ‚äb‚jekt]
(astronomy)
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Later came a competing hypothesis that the dark matter consists of large bodies of normal cold matter, called MAssive Compact Halo Objects, or MACHOs.
Se la supone repartida por el universo en forma de cuerpos oscuros, como las llamadas estrellas cafe --tan grandes como Jupiter pero sin brillo--; en enormes masas de hielo y cocas comparables a planetas que flotan libremente sin estar asociadas a ninguna estrella; o en los MACHOs (acronimo en ingles de Massive Compact Halo Objects u Objetos Masivos Compactos del Halo), que serian colosales acumulaciones de materia distribuida como un halo en las zonas perifericas de las galaxias.
Astronomers report evidence of Massive Compact Halo Objects at the outskirts of the Milky Way (9/25/93, p.
The Great Melbourne telescope had been instrumental in detecting a type of dark matter called massive compact halo objects, or MACHOs.
Massive Particles) or MACHOs (MAssive Compact Halo Objects).

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