By Rina Rast for ASTR 310 This post aspires to present a description of how the first galaxies formed in the early universe. Since this topic is broad enough to warrant an entire textbook all to itself, this post will focus on key information and theory. The discussion requires some basic knowledge about specific stages […]Read more "Galaxy Formation in the Early Universe"
Do you know that snowy screen you get on your television when you are between two channels? It’s just fuzzy white noise and it always made your fingers staticky when you moved them across the screen. Did you ever wonder what that actually was, or what caused it? The answer isn’t as mystical as anything […]Read more "The Cosmic Microwave Background"
Introduction When we look up at the night sky, we see stars amongst a sea of black. At a time when the standard model of the universe was both infinitely large and old, a man named Heinrich Olbers wondered why the sky wasn’t a sea of white starlight. Who was this Olbers guy, anyways? […]Read more "The Bright Between the Stars"
BY: MAZZ GHANI, JINGXI GAO, YUGANT MOHAN, DAWSON WIEBE, SAHNGOO KIM The purpose of this project is to investigate the absolute magnitudes and surface temperature of stars in the cluster M5 and create an H-R Diagram. The information that will be extracted from our project will help uncover important information about the stars plotted in […]Read more "M5 Cluster’s Overall Spectral Type by means of a H-R Diagram"
By: Juan Manjarres, Kody Manstyrski, Kelsey Peppler, Mitch Dressler, Ricardo Rheeder Introduction to the VW Hydrae System VW Hydrae, first discovered by Cuno Hoffmeister in 1929  within the Hydra constellation, is an Algol-type eclipsing binary system with an evolved secondary component. The system portrays a rapid period increase due to the possible presence of […]Read more "Investigating the possible effects of the VW Hydrae system due to the theoretical existence of a black hole or Neutron star in the system"