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UR #16: Star Cluster Evolution

This month’s undergraduate research post features a student who created N-body simulations of star clusters. Read on to find out what she learned about the clusters’ evolution!

UR #15: Colors of Quasars

How can the colors of objects tell you how far away they are? The subject of this month’s undergrad research post tells us about his work determining the colors of quasars.

UR #14: Tully-Fisher and Sauron

What are these Sauron-like double-horned profiles? Read this week’s undergrad research feature to find out!

UR #13: RR Lyrae and OSCAAR the Exoplanet-Analyzer

This month’s undergraduate research post features an analysis of distance-indicating RR Lyrae stars, and transiting exoplanet science using a code called OSCAAR.

UR #12: Planet-Building Disks and RESOLVE’d AGN

This month’s undergraduate research post features an intriguingly-shaped disk harboring planets, and a study to unmask sneaky, previously-misclassified AGN.

UR #11: Our Galactic Magnetic Field and Stellar Autopsies

This month’s undergraduate research post features pulsars as a probe of our galaxy’s magnetic field, and the possibility of asymmetries in supernovae associated with gamma-ray bursts.

UR #10: Star Formation and Associations

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses the movement of stars over time, and the influence of galactic bars in triggering star formation.

UR #9: Clusters Galore!

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses two types of clusters: clusters of galaxies, and open clusters of stars in our own galaxy.

UR #8: Galaxy Orientation

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses the orientation of galaxies in the Universe.

UR #7: METAL for Meteors

The undergrad research posts continue! This month’s post discusses meteor-modeling.

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