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Probing the dark matter content of Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxies with FLAMES

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  • M. I. Wilkinson
  • Jan Kleyna
  • G. Gilmore
  • N. W. Evans
  • Andreas Koch
  • E. K. Grebel
  • Rosemary F. G. Wyse
  • Daniel Harbeck
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2006
<mark>Journal</mark>The Messenger
Issue number124
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)25-29
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We present preliminary kinematic results from our VLT programme of spectroscopic observations in the Carina dwarf spheroidal galaxy using the FLAMES multi-object spectrograph. These new data suggest that the dark matter halo of this galaxy has a uniform density core. The implications for our understanding of the nature of the dark matter are discussed.