Galactic partnership between UTSA, Alamo Colleges and high school students explores starry universe
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Local high school students, as well as Alamo Colleges and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) students, are working on a collaborative effort to uncover galactic mysteries as part of the Louis Stokes Alliance Minority Participation Ciencia, Ingeneria y Matematicas Aliados (LSAMP- CIMA) program. SciTech Now takes you inside the lab where the team is mapping signals emitted by the galaxies to get a better understanding of the universe.

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UTSA professor of Physics, Eric Schlegel is leading the group of students while studying the galaxy known as NGC 300, one of the closest galaxies to our own.

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Using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (NASA satellite orbiting around the planet), and mapped signals from within the galaxies, students are gaining first-hand experience in real-time research in an effort to understand the origins of our own galaxy.  

Watch this episode of SciTech Now airing Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. on KLRN.