perhaps even ten times as much--there is hot debate about what form that matter might take. The matter we are familiar with is "baryonic" in form; that is, it is ordinary matter, made up of protons and neutrons. One of the key issues of the dark matter debate is whether dark matter is baryonic yet for some reason hard to find, or whether it is nonbaryonic, an exotic kind of matter unlike anything scientists have yet discovered. Wyse accepts the possibility that some portion of the matter may be nonbaryonic; however, she also recognizes that there are many possible and somewhat more ordinary hiding places for the missing matter. She has explored these in pursuit of the solution to this puzzle. In recent years, her interest in galaxy formation has been focused more on the formation of dwarf and other low-visibility galaxies, which are particularly notable because they may be homes for some of the dark matter. She has also examined other possible locations, including white dwarfs (stars that have burned out their thermonuclear energy), brown dwarfs (stars that, due to their low mass, cannot generate thermonuclear energy), planets, and other nonluminous objects. Because the evolution of galaxies determines the existence of these as well as other possible hiding places, such as intergalactic gas, the dark matter debate is both a continuation and a natural outgrowth of her previous work.
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-----. "The Structure of the Galaxy." Annals of the New York Academy of Science 596 ( June 1990): 8-19.