An introduction to an advanced topic

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Photo by ruoyu li on Unsplash — Kitt Peak National Observatory, Tucson, AZ, USA

The Mayall telescope is the largest aperture telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. Since its dedication 45+ years ago, it has had a role in many discoveries such as establishing the role of dark matter in the Universe from measurements of galaxy rotation and determining the scale and structure of the Universe. Can you imagine all the data it’s collected for observational astronomers? Now, it is reinventing itself and pivoting to a new mission: to understand dark energy, an unknown form of energy that is believed to permeate all of space and accelerate the expansion of the Universe. …


Karen Warmbein

Data Enthusiast | Subject Matter Expert (Math)

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