U of M astronomers help citizen scientists discover rare galaxy cluster

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Discovery 1.2 billion light years away could provide new clues to how the Universe works MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (06/28/16) — Two volunteer participants in an international crowdsourcing research project have discovered a rare galaxy cluster 1.2 billion light years away with help from astronomers at the University of Minnesota. The two citizen scientists independently […]

Researchers produce detailed image of gigantic galaxy-cluster collision

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Image captures region 800 million light years away MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (03/12/2015) — A University of Minnesota astrophysicist is part of a national team of researchers that has produced the most detailed image yet of a fascinating region where clusters of hundreds of galaxies are colliding, creating a rich variety of mysterious phenomena visible […]

U of M lecture explores the possibility of mapping the Universe

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Speaker from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals what maps can tell us about the evolution and structure of the Universe Who: Margaret J. Geller, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics What: University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy lecture about mapping the Universe; lecture is free and open to the public When: 7 p.m., […]