A common Milgromian acceleration scale in nature

Pavel Kroupa*, Indranil Banik, Hosein Haghi, Akram Hasani Zonoozi, Joerg Dabringhausen, Behnam Javanmardi, Oliver Mueller, Xufen Wu, Hongsheng Zhao

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A central problem of contemporary physics is whether the law of gravity is non-Newtonian on galaxy scales. Rodrigues et al. argue that Milgromian gravitation, which solves the flat rotation curve problem without the need for dark matter particles, is ruled out at > 10σ significance. To a large extent, this conclusion relies on galaxies with very uncertain distances and/or nearly edge-on orientations, where dust obscuration often becomes significant. Applying appropriate quality cuts to the data leaves only a handful of outliers to the predictions of Milgromian gravitation according to the analysis of Rodrigues et al., but even these outliers can be explained with Milgromian gravitation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)925-926
Number of pages2
JournalNature Astronomy
Early online date13 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • Rotation curves
  • Galaxies
  • Dynamics


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