Unexplained Mystery of Galaxy Dragonfly 44 Has Been Solved

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about recent analysis and explanations of the unusual galaxy known as Dragonfly 44 that surprised scientists a few years ago.
Paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.14630.pdf
  1. Carl Bethel Iv

    Thank you as always!

  2. Space Ghost

    can’t wait till they make some sort of sunglasses/space glasses so everyone can see the Magneto sphere multi-layered gravitational waves, the mesh fungi like network of the universe and all the particles that are bombarding us

  3. Ильдар Бикбаев


  4. will2see

    In other words, there is no mystery :-)

  5. John Doe

    Can we please stop this nonsense with the dark matter? You spent billions on this, it`s time to move on to more believable scams, like the dark bigfoot, or the dark loch ness monster.

  6. Jay Blake

    If you’re lying I unsub

  7. Ari Gold

    God bless. Great video! 😁

  8. Deus Vult Te Vincit

    Hey Anton, this is wonderfull person, stop with the DAMN ADDS.

  9. WobbleWarfare

    Posted 8 minutes ago. I’m early for another epic video

  10. Luggage Stardate 1234.5

    What was the answer to “Mystery of Excess Dark Matter In The Galaxy”? I don’t think they count a galaxies dark matter by counting its visible globular cluster but by the gravity that pulls on its arms or outer edge. This should be more like “new paper suggests counting stars to count dark matter” or something. If you just look at the picture of the galaxy you can see a lot of stuff in the galaxy that isn’t in a planetary body. Grey/brown stuff in the picture.

  11. SDaniel

    Yo… Dark matter does not exist! Its ionized dust and gasses, which are hard to see…

  12. Tahj YT

    Someone buy or send me a cheap lap to do my work on….btw great video Anton

  13. Peter van den Berg

    Hoi Anton.
    I like your videos. Watch them all.
    I have a question: how do the calculate the mass of a calaxy? Especially when they are so far away…
    Peter, greetings from the Netherlands

  14. Mikey mike

    Good one

  15. Leo BELATAR

    большое спасибо

  16. Drej 101


  17. danh nguyễn

    Dark matter? Um no! Seems like every time there is a mystery they scream Dark matter and never have any proof of it’s existence. Then later when they revisit that issue they say “oops” our calculations were wrong. There are too many fundamental inaccuracies being discovered in previously acclaimed papers to assert any claim of Dark matter or energy and actually believe, depend or expand on. So sorry Anton this is just your typical run of the mill Diffuse Dwarf galaxy. I think the bigger question for these types of galaxies is why are they so dim? There seems to be a lack of interstellar gas. And a lack of a galactic halo around them.

  18. 8cordas

    Some galaxies are bigger than others.

  19. awuma

    1:54 Roberto Abraham (with beard, University of Toronto) and Pieter van Dokkum (Yale). Those are top of the line commercial Canon telephoto lenses, which have a very advanced anti-reflection and anti-scattering coating which allows very low surface brighness objects to be imaged and measured using commercially-available cooled CCD cameras. The mount is also commercially available. These guys have made fundamental advances in astronomy by being able to ask the right scientific questions and then finding that off-the-shelf equipment could be used to answer those questions. Of course, their work generated even more questions, and Anton describes a possible answer to some of those disturbing questions. That’s how science moves forward.

    In the end, the one foolproof method to measure the mass of Dragonfly 44 is to measure the radial velocities of the globular clusters, but to do that with such faint objects will probably require the next generation of giant telescopes in the 20-40 metre aperture range (ELT, GMT, TMT).

  20. darrin webber

    Dragonfly 44 = the “dark Galaxy”..of MARVEL COMICS…lol

  21. Nate Lowe

    I would commit acts of treason for a video on the Clouds of Magellan

  22. Mike

    It is Anton!

  23. Spokes Homes

    I wish I had a big brain, I can only be an Enthusiast. But Anton your videos are great you talk and explain in a way most everyone can understand. Keep up the great work!!! 😃

  24. jaden summer


  25. Chris Ryan

    Anton, thank you for all the hard work and research you put into your videos! Your never lacking in topics of interest, and anyone that follows you can see how hard of a worker you are! I’m a fan 💯!! 👍 keep up the great work brother!! You deserve a comfortable lifestyle for your contributions to education!

  26. Malvakai P

    Wait, I’m confused. We think dark matter holds spinning galaxies together, but diffuse galaxies don’t seem to have a shape despite having more dark matter.

  27. DeathsHead Knight

    Running out of experiments to prove dark matter. Will scientists ever admit they were wrong about it?

  28. Adam Chiasson

    how can i DM you sir?/

  29. Paula Gandolfo


  30. potterma63

    Green facepaint for Halloween! That would be great! Along with your Wonderful Person Tee shirt. I enjoy your videos a lot. keep up the good work!

  31. radradroadbot

    i wonder in there’s intelligent beings out there the can see out galaxy and what they’ve named it

  32. John Wick

    It might be the first click bait from Anton

  33. Mark Walker

    Very cool video 👍

  34. MC's Creations

    Well… Mistakes happens. 😊

  35. 6Twisted

    I thought it was going to be some super complicated answer but nope, the scientists just can’t count.

  36. Sparkles & Cheech Melon C


  37. Jonathan Lindsey

    dark matter is crazy… for example, how can dark matter not interract with regular matter, but the gravity from dark matter does? how can dark matter create gravity at all when it doesn’t affect electro magnetism at all… crazy stuff.. dark energy is even crazier… it tells me we have something very wrong in what we think we understand of the universe

  38. Eddie Corabao

    I’m excited to see a video about the recent probe landing on an asteroid. As always, thank you for the videos!

  39. DJ k

    It’s just dust.. It’s a electric universe

  40. Werner Boden

    Dark matter is a big hack.
    Scientist have problems with mass and gravity of galaxies. Calculations don’t work.
    So they invented dark matter, to correct a problem.
    It’s like: A book fell of the table, by itself. Let’s assume it’s a ghost, so we don’t need understand what really happened.

  41. Pc oc To

    Hey anton I was wondering if you could do a video on maybe if there is evidence of life in the universe like aliens or plants on other planets any evidence that sounds plausible

  42. Texas Flash cove Installe

    Ben Davidson was here again 🤣🤣🤣

  43. Sosuk

    Bad microphone anton adjust

  44. Rasy Pasy

    My older brother is a physicist and your videos have helped me both better understand and develop a passion for his work. Thanks alot 👍

  45. Tony Bradley

    I love your passion for science/astronomy.

    I also love you like a good friend though we don’t know each other. How you start and end your videos always leave me with an appreciative smile.

  46. Gregory Parker

    Basil: Manuel, you know nothing about the Galaxy…

  47. Anik Samiur Rahman

    And I thought they solved the dark matter mystery!

  48. Bee Sod

    At first glance I read, Mystery of Dark Matter Solved and insta clicked :(. ooops

  49. Gregory Matteson

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far away….

  50. Zener Stanfill

    Is there a large black hole in the center of the galaxy?
    Which way is matter traveling through the galaxy?

  51. Oliver C. Griffin


  52. GoreQuill NachoVidal

    wow, talk about clickbait words on the thumbnail vs the title of video….

  53. Osmosis Jones

    Could negative energy and dark energy be one in the same

  54. Silas Dense

    Thank you, Anton.

  55. catbertz

    I vote for a green shirt and hat! 🍺😁

  56. arno kosterman

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  57. Paradigm Shifts

    LOL, I often wonder about the *MISSING Grey Matter on Planet Earth* when people like the Kardashians have tens of millions of ardent followers..!! Your T-Shirt is still with a triangular see-through hole-punch ANTON..!!

  58. Rocks Cousteau

    Your video’s are AWESOME Anton. I watch every upload. This one was so GOOD. Keep up the GREAT work buddy. We need more people LIKE YOU

  59. randOmmm

    Wow Anton! That’s a clickbait title! ..on the thumbnail. It cuts off ..galaxy.

  60. Rob Thompson

    When it comes to science, I think that there’s no such thing as Solved!

    Watch this Space!

  61. LaserGuidedLoogie

    Oh, hey look everyone! Yet another anomaly that can’t be explained by magic pixie dust (dark matter)!

  62. Real McKenzie

    So you could say that… ITS OVER 9000!!??

  63. Priju Gopi

    So level 3 kardashev civilization is out of question?

  64. Art Learn

    I love this channel. Great work, man.

  65. Brandin Dow

    gotta love the university of Toronto for making the dragonfly

  66. Joanne B

    I would like to see a galaxy in real time

  67. Munkee Bone

    Green shirt. Yes. lol

  68. Tommy Dye

    So what is in the middle of a globular cluster? 🤔

  69. Age of Prowl

    I go back to learning more about exotic events and anomalies. They are my favorite science topics. As well as my guilty pleasue parasience. *cough* maybe i will watch more interviews with Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov. Maybe. That’ll make me calm.

  70. Human Isomer

    Anton, I really enjoy your contributions, and I really think they may lead to a more educated world!
    However, sometimes it’s a bit hard to follow because it seems you keep repeating things several times by just rephrasing what you already said. But maybe that’s just how it appears to me, though.

  71. Kento

    Vote yes Anton should wear a green t-shirt sometime! Like if yes! I know he’ll do it if we get enough likes.

  72. Forever Raining

    The only reason I watch these videos is so that when I die and float up above the planet, I can travel the universe and know where the heck I’m going.

  73. The Exoplanets Channel

    Next mystery to solve: *WOW! Signal!*

  74. Jeffrey Smith

    Dude, you’ve got a triangular hole in your chest. Pick a different color shirt to wear…

  75. Scott Ramos

    What if the reason the number of globular clusters is low is that some of them are dark clusters?

  76. Ken Bates

    Get a green shirt that would be cool.

  77. Peter Larsen

    What is the difference between “dark matter” and burned out stars that just do not emit light?

  78. Redcoat‘s Return

    The bigger mystery is far from solved…we dont what dark matter is….only maybe now where most of it is.

  79. Scribe Skull

    You should definitely get the Green shirt, it could be really awesome! Good or Bad, I’m not sure, but definitely Awesome. Lol.

  80. Jim M

    Im just not convinced dark matter exists. I think the effect is there, but not some matter we can’t see, interacts with nothing but gravity and can’t measure so can never know the properties of. if you build systems of measurement on top of flawed systems of measurement…it will never be right.

  81. Cary Zinke

    Thank you, Friend! You’re awesome, Anton. Green shirts for sure!! hahaha! You could have fun with that! Thanks so much, Friend.

  82. bonbonaro bonbonarov

    Another amazing video by you , first yet again , always !
    Keep up the amazing work !

  83. Bram Moerman

    How can we be sure this galaxy is 300 million light years away? If it’s a lot closer, than the need for dark natter disappears. We need a new Cosmic Copernicus.

  84. SketchDevil

    anyone notice that on Antons shirt it was changing with the background lol.

  85. Bobcat 9

    And why does she have a bandaid on her forehead?

  86. WarpFactor999

    Anton!!! How’s your move in? Have you settled into your new place? How about a tour of your new area? Do you need anything? Let us know.

  87. Richard Aitkenhead

    Dark matter is just flat earth for smart people, its time we stopped saying dark matter everytime we don’t understand something.

  88. Alan Redmond

    defo try a green shirt

  89. Stuart Wallace

    Dark matter is a graveyard for light.

  90. ThanksIfYourReadIt

    Can you bring your hand close to the camera next time you say bye, just to see the pattern on it. It’s fun to make stuff up depending on the palm things…… damn im sleepy.

  91. Victor Scott

    i remove the milkyway … anton has become GOD :-)

  92. Lauren Cain

    Here. I’m going to explain dark matter for everyone, including Mr Bezos, my human boss. Pay attention. 🙄 Before the big bang according to the ancients, there was the primordial goop which was actual limitless physical matter and there was thought 🤔 in the context of a language in another dominant dimension. 🙄 The thoughts 🤔 were very focused and concentrated into a spot. (First dimension) 🙄 The spot was composed of the strong and weak nuclear forces, magnetism, and gravity. 😐 This spirited thoughtfulness 👻 decided to make companions so one could have many friends to debate and converse with and share eternity with because one mustn’t hang around all alone for all of eternity which would be very sad. 😞 So the thoughtful one 🤔 concentrated really hard to bring other life, new life, to the primordial goop. 😖 One made a plan. A sequence of intended events for a purpose. (2nd dimension…the line) And then it happened. 🤯 💥 The elements came out of the combination of thoughtful worded visionary language and primordial goop in a Great Expansion known as the 3rd dimension of Creation. 👄👁️ Only the elements had to evolve a little at a time ⏳ which came into being with sparkly light baking in the giant oven balls 🌞 of stardust. 🌟💫✨ This made for playdough to form beings out of with sprinkles of thoughts in the new beings’ grey matter electrical engines. 🧠 As it turned out sometimes the new beings could be very hard headed. 🗿 So the dominant One of thought decided to make a variety of new beings 🦖🦕🐉🐣🦇🦈🐝🦄🦓🐺🦁🦊🦋🐝🦀🦅👽🦒🌹💐🏞️🐬🐠🗣️in case some needed to be scrapped since they weren’t working out so well for eternal companions. 🦕🦖🖤👺👹 This made the Thoughtful One decide to keep some of, or well, 🙄 a lot of the primordial goop in storage because it looked like the Great Companions Project was going to take a lot longer than One thought. 🤔 How does one create eternal companions 👥with free will and free thinking thoughts that are worth spending an eternity with that don’t get on One’s nerves? 🤪🤬😡😠😤 So the Brilliant One decided to make experiments here and there in space and time. 🌌🎆🎇⚛️🌌 Then the One of Masterful Thoughts 👁️decided since the new beings of free will and free thinking could be terribly problematic and hatefully jealous of each other, it was going to take some sorting out, slop or Craftsmanship. 🐐/🐑. 👹/😇. 💩/🧠. ⚖️. So the dark matter is simply stored up primordial goop reserved for future 3rd dimensional forms to make out of in unlimited quantities only until the new beings of free will and free thinking finally materialize to go along with anything else created along the way that proves itself worthy of spending an eternity with 🌅🌌🌄 and the rest gets recycled back into the 🕳️ giant flush toilets of the Universe. 😐 The End. 🙄

  93. Ahmad Yehia

    Can’t this mysterious dark matter just be an ordinary non – reacting with light matter we haven’t just discovered yet?

  94. arthouse films

    That was cool. Thanks! Also, the HD is a real treat. Thanks for upgrading!

  95. Helder Almeida

    Title ” we solved ”
    Anton ” we potentially ”
    This how clickbait is formed

  96. Delta Ace Gaming

    I’m lucky enough to have dinner with him. I’m being serious. He gave me a spiderman toy.

  97. Salt Daemon

    A silky green shirt so you can look like an ethereal Anton!

  98. Karel Jansens

    To paraphrase the philosopher Homer J. Simpson: “Dark matter, the cause of, and solution to all of the lazy cosmologists’ problems.”

  99. R Langford

    I fully endorse Anton buying a green shirt and presenting new astronomical discoveries as a floating head.

  100. Julian S

    Its cheesy, but I needed to hear the start of this video. “Hello wonderful person…” is just an intro im sure, but just hearing it was special. I suffer chronic pain, have been out of work unpaid since June and have been losing my financial battles. I have two beautiful children, and I feel like a failure. I had surgery in January, which in the past had held me over for at least 2 years before surgery was needed again, but I didn’t make it two months this time. “Hello wonderful person” was the little weight that balanced my psychological scale for today, and I couldn’t be more thankful.

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