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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.