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A New Set of Eyes in Space

Or perhaps a new set of mirrors would be more accurate. Today, a scientist and an engineer from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) visited Vanderbilt and gave a talk about what they hope to discover using the telescope and the sheer feats of engineering that made the telescope a reality. The JWST in an … Continue reading A New Set of Eyes in Space Continue reading Continue reading

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Smiling Galaxy Cluster Found in Space!

That’s some intense gravitation lensing! A cluster of galaxies was recently discovered by the Hubble Telescope (AKA, uber relevant to class!) that appears to take on the shape of a bright smiling face. The galaxy cluster, known asĀ SDSS J1038+4849, recently had the above picture taken by said telescope. While it may appear to us that […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Astronomical Satellites

Astronomical Satellites are observatories of some sort that are in orbit around Earth. These observatories vary greatly in specifically what and how they observe, but they all share the same rational for being in space, instead of on Earth. On … Continue reading  Continue reading Continue reading

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