The DNA of Galaxies
Dr. Allison L. Strom
Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Observatories
Like people, each of the billions of galaxies in the Universe has developed its own unique traits over a complicated lifetime. Until recently, astronomers have only been able to study galaxies closest to the Milky Way in any detail, leaving much of the Universe's history a mystery. Dr. Strom will show how astronomers are now using the world's largest telescopes to determine the chemical DNA of even very distant galaxies, and how this information is answering key questions about how galaxies like our own formed and evolved.
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