News & Updates
Revealing the Secrets of Lyman Alpha Emitters: The Power of Stacking

  The study of Lyman Alpha Emitters (LAEs) provides a unique window into the early universe, allowing us to unravel the mysteries of galaxy formation and evolution. The HETDEX survey will ultimately map out the 3D positions of over one […]

Serendipitous Supernovae found in HETDEX data with machine learning

In their recent article published in Astrophysical Journal titled “Searching for Supernovae in HETDEX Data Release 3″, University of Texas at Austin researcher József Vinkó and HETDEX team members describe a novel technique to discover Supernovae hidden within the massive […]

See the massive 3D map of neutral hydrogen around HETDEX galaxies

In an article now in press at the Astrophysical Journal, lead by HETDEX Graduate student Dongsheng Sun from the University of Tokyo, demonstrates how neutral hydrogen and HETDEX galaxies interplay. Using the Lyman-alpha forest absorptions of 14,736 background quasars from the […]

Galaxy Goldmine, including 50 thousand distant galaxies, revealed in HETDEX’s first publicly released source catalog

Astronomers have barely scratched the surface of mapping the nearly endless stars and galaxies of the heavens. Using supercomputers, researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have now revealed the locations of more than 200,000 new astronomical objects. Their […]

University of Texas scientists use dating app tech to locate distant galaxies, dark energy

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Researchers at the University of Texas are turning to some rather unusual tech to locate distant galaxies. “I’ve been calling it Astro Tinder for a long time,” said UT Professor of Astrophysics Karl Gebhardt. Gebhardt is part […]

Dark Energy
The Expanding Universe and HETDEX’s Research

There is an unknown force causing the Universe to expand faster as it ages. Explore the history of the Universe and what we currently understand about its evolution and destiny.