Mapping the Structure of Spiral Galaxies

Mapping the Structure of Spiral Galaxies

Record date: Sep 10, 2013

Andrew Schechtman-Rook, Graduate Student, Department of Astronomy, UW-Madison, explains advanced modeling techniques and high-resolution near-infrared imaging to study the anatomy of other galaxies and compares them to our own. Mapping this structure is essential to understanding how spiral galaxies form and evolve.

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