Episode 125: Galaxies at the Frontier of our Universe, with Dan Coe

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Feature Guest: Dan Coe

Through a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, scientists are now able to probe galaxies 10 to 100 times fainter than any previously studied. These remarkable discoveries are offering insight into just how galaxies first came into being. How does studying the emergence of galaxies way back in time allow us to crack the mystery of dark matter in today’s universe? That’s what I’ll ask Dan Coe who joins us here at The Star Spot.

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About Our Guest

Dr. Dan Coe is an astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute. He received his PhD in Astronomy from Johns Hopkins University and performed postdoctoral work at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He contributes to the blog Science 2.0. He is a member of a research team responsible for studying the most distant galaxies in the universe.

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