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Abstract


Is Molecular Hydrogen H_2 the \'Dark Matter\' that Explains the Galactic Rotation Anomaly?

Raymond H. Gallucci
Year: 2018 Pages: 4
Keywords: molecular hydrogen, Dark Matter, galactic rotation, gravity

Molecular hydrogen H_2, virtually undetectable from space, has long been a viable candidate for the alleged \'dark matter\' supposedly accountable for the \'flattening\' of the galactic rotation curves. Presented here is a simplified analysis, assuming such molecular hydrogen is uniformly distributed throughout the Milky Way Galaxy\'s disk, that examines the plausibility of such \'dark matter\' providing a definitive gravitational explanation for the observed rotational behavior.