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Archive for July 22nd, 2013

Surveying the night sky

Today we got to use the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to gather information for our project. I’ve managed to find several galaxies, stars, and even a few quasars which was surprising. The more galaxies I catalog, the more I wonder if we will ever visit these galaxies.

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Using SDSS data.

Today we gathered data on galaxies such as coordinates, petroRad_r, modelMag_r, z(redshift), and zErr using the SDSS data.

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Using SDSS data.

Today we gathered data on galaxies such as coordinates, petroRad_r, modelMag_r, z(redshift), and zErr using the SDSS data.

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Hi

Today we started to record data about galaxies. I learned that 68% of the universe is made up of dark energy and 27% is dark matter

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Don York

We learned so much today, we learned about SDSS which is a huge archive of data of the sky in which hundreds of thousands of galaxies are found, we learned about this by the main man himself Din York, who helped make it. And we were able to experience SDSS and record our own data, […]

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How It All Began

Earlier today, Professor York took us on a trip back to the very beginnings of the universe. We knew that the basic building blocks of space were stars and galaxies, but what came before them? At the very beginning, there was only dark matter and one basic force we experience every day: gravity. Because dark […]

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Hmm what to blog about?

I’m thinking, I’m thinking….. In the meantime I’ll submit this post first

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SDSS Galaxy Data Entry FORM

Here is the link for the Famous Places-based survey:   Click here for entry form  

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