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Mon April 12, 2010
UMKC Physicist Uses Hubble Images To Study Galaxies
Kansas City, Mo. – Galaxies, black holes and supernova: for most of us, they are the mysteries of our universe. For UMKC physics professor Daniel McIntosh, it's his life's work. He is part of a team of over 100 scientists, led by University of California scientist Sandra Faber, who will be using the newest and most advanced version of the Hubble Space Telescope to survey the heavens during a three year period.
The survey will actually look back in time by observing light and galaxies from billions of years ago. McIntosh is especially interested in how galaxies grew during the period when the universe was young, about 2 billion years ago. The first data from the studies is expected to be available by the end of the year.
Daniel McIntosh stopped by the studios to talk to KCUR's Susan B. Wilson about his interest in the largest galaxy survey ever conducted using the Hubble telescope.