Archive for Thursday, December 8, 2011

KU researcher explores early clusters of galaxies

December 8, 2011


An assistant physics professor at Kansas University is studying one of the earliest known clusters of galaxies.

The school says the early galaxies are 10 billion light years away. Observing them allows Greg Rudnick to look back to 4 billion years after the Big Bang. That's because it takes light from the early galaxies' stars so much time to reach Earth.

Rudnick considers this period vital because it included the quickest pace of star creation in forming galaxies.

He hopes his research will help answer questions about how stars are formed.

Rudnick makes his observations with the help of a vast radio astronomy observatory in New Mexico.


lawrenceguy40 6 years, 6 months ago

How much did this idiot pay for his PhD?

Real scientists would never work for KU.

Close it down, stop indoctrinating our kids with liberal nonsense and save the State hundreds of millions every year.

Kirk Larson 6 years, 6 months ago

I happen to know that there is plenty of "real science" going on at KU. Go back to picking your science out of the bible and let the rest of enjoy the marvel of reality (which, of course, does have a Liberal bias).

Paul R Getto 6 years, 6 months ago

Very cool. The Hubble and other tools are real time machines.

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