5. Where are the Milky Way’s Predicted Massive Dwarf Galaxies?
- Title: The Milky Way’s bright satellites as an apparent failure of Lambda-CDM
- Authors: M. Boylan-Kolchin, J. Bullock, M. Kaplinghat, et al.
- First Author’s Institution: Center for Cosmology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UC Irvine
Why it is important: Agreement between observations of our Galaxy’s satellites, and predictions from cosmological simulations of the evolution of dark matter halos, has been hard to come by, resulting in the so-called ‘missing satellites problem‘. This paper suggests these disagreements are far from over.