Recent Submissions

  • Using eclipses to probe physical conditions along the jet in SS433. 

    Liu, Xinyi (Wheaton College (MA), 2019)
    The Galactic X-ray binary SS 433 is the only known astrophysical object to exhibit strong relativistically red- and blue-shifted lines from elements such as S, Si, Fe, Ni. The X-ray emission lines originate in a jet outflow ...
  • Analog Modeling of Contractional Strain on Europa 

    Hammond, Claire (Wheaton College (MA), 2020-05-10)
    Jupiter's moon Europa shows evidence that it is creating new surface material. Since the moon is not increasing in surface area this material must be accommodated somehow. It is possible this may be due to contractional ...
  • Characterizing the Dust and Cold-Gas Content of Nearby Star-Forming Galaxies 

    MacBride, Sean (Wheaton College. (Norton, Mass.), 2020-05-10)
    Composed of baryonic and non-baryonic matter, star-forming galaxies are one of the many unique structures within the universe. Due to minimal emission contribution from their galactic core, star-forming galaxies emit ...
  • Sub-diffraction-limited microscopy with fluorescent nanoparticles. 

    Riiska, Calvin (Wheaton College. (Norton, Mass.), 2020-05-10)
    Due to the properties of light, optical microscopes cannot resolve images of objects that are smaller than a few hundred nanometers wide. This is known as the diffraction limit. There are several techniques that researchers ...
  • Using an energy balance model to determine exoplanetary climates that support liquid water. 

    Sullivan, Macgregor (Wheaton College (MA)., 2018)
    The purpose of this thesis is to modify an energy balance atmospheric model created by R. Pierrehumbert (Pierrehumbert 2011). His energy balance model gave an estimate of Gliese 581g’s, a tidally locked exoplanet, atmosphere. ...

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