The distribution of neutral hydrogen in the WLM dwarf irregular galaxy
Ours is the highest spectral and spacial resolution study of neutral
hydrogen in the local group dwarf galaxy WLM to date. These types of
studies are important becuase we can extract information about recent star
formation events, mergers, and the galaxy's ability to form stars in the
future. Additionally, it is the most straight forward method of studying
the dark matter distribution of a galaxy which is crucial in understanding
the role dwarf galaxies play in the universe.