Mario Juric

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  • Figure 1: Visualization of asteroids in the Solar System’s main Asteroid Belt. The circles represent the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter (see this animation on YouTube by Alex Parker).

How to discover asteroids with algorithms

The minor planets can tell us a lot about the history and evolution of the Solar System. For asteroid observations we can infer that planets must have been packed much more tightly early in the history of the Solar System. As the Solar System spread out, it became temporarily unstable, potentially ejecting a planet in the process […]

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |
  • Gaia’s sky in colour. Image via European Space Agency. Copyright information: ESA/Gaia/DPAC, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Scientists use Gaia data to estimate the mass of the galaxy

Dr. Gwendolyn Eadie (eScience Institute, Data-Intensive Research in Astrophysics and Cosmology Institute, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow in the UW Department of Astronomy) is collaborating with Dr. Mario Juric (Astronomy Department and eScience senior data science fellow) and undergraduate Anika Slizewski to estimate the total mass of the galaxy […]

July 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |