## Abstract

If supersymmetry is relevant at ordinary energies, the gravitino and possibly also the photino are relatively light particles. Observational constraints on these particles’ masses are reviewed. If the gravitino mass lies near the cosmological upper bound, ~ 1 keV, then gravitinos play an important role in galaxy formation.

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