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From SDSS: "How SDSS Uses Light to Measure the Mass of Stars in Galaxies"

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

November 30, 2015
Karen Masters


Galaxy NGC 3338 imaged by SDSS (the red stars to the right is in our own galaxy). 1.134 altre parole

Basic Research

Go Your Own Way

Because I’m such a confirmed curmudgeon, people always assume I’m against every innovation and change in the way things happen. Not true. However, in order for me to embrace a change, I need to be convinced that the new way helps me do what I already need to do, and do it better or more pleasantly than I could before. 782 altre parole

From Discovery: "Turbulent Magnetic 'Perfect Storm' Triggers Hypernovas"

Discovery News

Nov 30, 2015
Ian O’Neill

Screenshot of the turbulent conditions inside a core-collapse Type II supernova simulation carried out by the Blue Waters supercomputer. 1.218 altre parole

Basic Research

Natural Night Light

A couple of months ago now there was a lunar eclipse, and I thankfully had my camera with me and was able to get a few good shots. 90 altre parole


Zooming in on Massive Hypergiant Star VY Canis Majoris a...

Zooming in on Massive Hypergiant Star VY Canis Majoris

a close-up look at one of the biggest stars in the Milky Way, VY Canis Majoris. The final image comes from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile.

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William Paley and the Argument from Design

The argument from Design is an interesting beast to tame. There have been some who make that argument very appealing and, by way of persuasion, have made it the focal point of their argument for the existence of God. 516 altre parole

Book Review

What is the Cosmic Microwave Background?

If you point a radio telescope at any part of the Universe, you will detect a radiation that is strongest in the microwave area of the radio spectrum. 252 altre parole