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X-Ray Constraints on Dark Matter in Galaxy Clusters and Elliptical Galaxies: A View from Chandra and XMM

  • David A. Buote (a1)

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X-ray observations with Chandra and XMM are providing valuable new measurements of the dark matter content of elliptical galaxies and galaxy clusters. I review constraints on the radial density profiles and ellipticities of the dark matter in these systems (with an emphasis on clusters) obtained from recent X-ray observations and discuss their implications, especially for the self-interacting dark matter model.

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