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CANDELS Collaboration
Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey
Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey

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From PhD Astronomer to Data Scientist
Like so many other recent graduates I have decided to trade in research in academia for research in the tech industry. A few years ago, about half way into my PhD program, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do after I graduated. Would I enter the nomadic post-d...

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The VIMOS UltraDeep Survey – a spectroscopic survey of high redshift galaxies
The VIMOS UltraDeep Survey (short: VUDS) is an observational
program to gain spectroscopic measurements for ~10,000 galaxies at high redshift , when the Universe was only between 1- 3 billion years old (today, the
Universe is 13.8 billion years old). This i...

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Check out our latest post about dust in galaxies

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Where is the Dust in Distant Galaxies?
In a previous post w e wrote about the morphology of a galaxy's star light. Most galaxies have matter that we can see in 3 forms: stars , gas , and dust . Figure 1: M51 at optical wavelengths of light. Credit: NASA, ESA,  S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble...

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Check out our latest blog post on the very early universe

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Coming Out of the Dark Ages
Until about 400,000 years after the Big Bang ,  the Universe was mostly full of electrons and protons, zipping in random directions. It was only when the Universe cooled down enough, because of expansion, that electrons and protons had a chance to combine t...

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Janine Pforr describes how to obtain detailed information for many galaxies at once!

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Preparing Multi Object Spectroscopy Observations
Although CANDELS is a photometric survey, many team members have proposed for and been granted observing time for CANDELS sources with to obtain spectroscopy . Such additional data not only provides us with a more accurate measurement of the distances of ga...

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Meet November's Astronomer of the month!

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Astronomer of the Month: Amber Straughn
month we will highlight a member of the CANDELS team by presenting an
interview introducing them and what it's like to be an astronomer. This
month's Astronomer is Amber Straughn . Tell us a little about yourself! Hi!   I’m Amber
Straughn.   I work ...
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