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Archive for July 18th, 2013

Today, we received a lecture from Dieter Hartman on gamma rays and it was a real honor to learn about GRB from him. Later that day we used something known as Galaxy Zoo to classify galaxies found from the Hubble Space Telescope and SDSS, which I’ve had previous experience using. Although most of the images […]

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On the (De)Merits of Citizen Science

Earlier today, we took part in one of the largest crowdsourcing experiments in the world. Working through the Galaxy Zoo website, we put on our lab coats to classify galaxies, stars, and the occasional green screen with red lines on it. Doing this work, it really made me feel good. It made me feel like […]

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Galaxy zoo

Today we skyped with Dieter Hartman. I learned a lot about about gamma radiation and gamma ray bursts. Then we learned how to classify galaxies, and classified some online. The first picture is one of the galaxies that I classified. I thought it looked like Yoda’s lightsaber. Some of the galaxies were much easier to […]

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Galaxy Zoo and more.

Today, Mr. Dieter Hartmann spoke to us about gamma rays. I learned a couple new things about gamma rays. We also started on Galaxy Zoo which is about how to tell the differences in galaxies.

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Following up on Dieter’s Talk

You may find these enlightening, given Dieter’s talk today: Gamma-Ray History Stirling Colgate tells the story of how his hunch about supernovas shaped both the future of gamma ray astronomy — and world peace. Gamma-Ray Tools Neil Gehrels explains how he went from making music to building the detectors that give us our first alert […]

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Galaxy Zoo

Hello all, just finished classifying galaxies in galaxy zoo. Galaxy zoo is an awesome tool for young astronomers to use to help classify different galaxies. You distinguish between galaxies with spirals and bulges. Overall galaxy zoo is an A+ tool that should be used by people all over.

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Post your follow-up questions for Dieter Hartmann here

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Gamma Eyes

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Astronomical extremes: forces that shape the universe

The most fascinating exciting things I’ve learned in the NASA program thus far are the extremes that occur in space. Extreme velocities Jupiter, saturn, other planets and objects: things that move with such velocity that it creates distortions in light wavelengths called redshift and blue shift. Extreme masses Black holes. A result from explosive supernovas […]

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Dieter Hartman

Hello all, we just had an amazing lecture by Gamma Ray specialist Dieter Hartman, here are some facts he enlightened us with. • Gamma rays help with magnitude of supernova such as brightness. • There is a large variety of gamma ray sources. • Sun has magnetic field on its surface same as Earth. • […]

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Questions for Dieter Hartmann

“Gamma-ray bursts come in two types – long and short. The physics are different depending on the system from which they originate.” You say GRB’s can be long and short. How long in duration is each type of burst? “In gamma-ray astronomy, the pictures aren’t very pretty – they’re not even meaningful unless you know […]

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