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Wonderfest: Fast & Faraway: The High-Redshift Universe

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In astronomy, the redder a galaxy appears, the faster it is fleeing, and the older a tale its light can tell. Such "redshifts" in the spectra of galaxies (symbolized with the letter "z") allow compelling insights. The recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has allowed astronomers to study the properties of high-z galaxies in existence only 250 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was only 2% of its current age! How are these objects detected in such very "deep" space, and what are the early science results from this JWST research?

Speaker: Thomas Targett, Sonoma State University

Tuesday, 11/28/23


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224 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945

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