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written by Martin White
This website, from the University of California, Berkeley, provides a description of the study of stellar motion around the center of a galaxy, and includes a graph of rotational speed versus distance from the center.  The site relates this study to the prediction of dark matter. The page also gives explanations of other lines of evidence for dark matter.
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- Cosmology
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- Galaxies
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image credit: John Vickery and Jim Matthes/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from September 1, 2008 until September 16, 2008. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 Martin White, University of California, Berkeley
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Keywords: Gravity, dark matter, doppler shift, galaxy cluster, rotation curves, supercluster
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 4, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Aug 13, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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August 20, 2007
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M. White, (2006), WWW Document, (
M. White, Rotation Curves (2006), <>.
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White, M. (2007, August 20). Rotation Curves. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from
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White, Martin. Rotation Curves. August 20, 2007. (accessed 25 May 2024).
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White, Martin. Rotation Curves. 2006. 20 Aug. 2007. 25 May 2024 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Martin White", Title = {Rotation Curves}, Volume = {2024}, Number = {25 May 2024}, Month = {August 20, 2007}, Year = {2006} }
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