Event Title

Bizarre Nearby Galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Mentor 1

Dawn Erb

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

24-4-2015 3:45 PM

Description

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has been collecting data for more than 15 years, mapping the sky and revolutionizing our understanding of the structure of the Universe, galaxies beyond the Milky Way, and our own Solar system. By looking at images and spectra of nearby galaxies, we can learn about the evolution and morphology of galaxies in general. In this project, we use the latest data release from SDSS to find rare nearby (z<0.4) galaxies with characteristics similar to low mass, young galaxies in the early universe. Detailed studies of the physical conditions in these galaxies may shed light on the early stages of galaxy formation and evolution. Here we present the preliminary results of this analysis and how our findings compare with galaxies in the early universe.

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Apr 24th, 2:30 PM Apr 24th, 3:45 PM

Bizarre Nearby Galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Union Wisconsin Room

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has been collecting data for more than 15 years, mapping the sky and revolutionizing our understanding of the structure of the Universe, galaxies beyond the Milky Way, and our own Solar system. By looking at images and spectra of nearby galaxies, we can learn about the evolution and morphology of galaxies in general. In this project, we use the latest data release from SDSS to find rare nearby (z<0.4) galaxies with characteristics similar to low mass, young galaxies in the early universe. Detailed studies of the physical conditions in these galaxies may shed light on the early stages of galaxy formation and evolution. Here we present the preliminary results of this analysis and how our findings compare with galaxies in the early universe.