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Physicists hunt for dark matter dragging on black holes

Dark matter particles, in the form of ultralight bosons, could sap angular momentum in the same way as jumping on and off a carousel does

With elusive dark matter continuing to evade detection, scientists are having to search in stranger and stranger places. In a new study, physicists at MIT have studied the spins of black holes for signs of drag from dark matter slowing them down.

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