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1/f Noise Analysis for FAST HI Intensity Mapping Drift-Scan Experiment

We investigate the 1/f noise of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) receiver system using drift-scan data from an intensity mapping pilot survey. All the 19 beams have 1/f fluctuations with similar structures. Both the temporal and the 2D power spectrum densities are estimated. The correlations directly seen in the time series data at low …

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Reionization with Simba: How much does astrophysics matter in modeling cosmic reionization?

Traditional large-scale models of reionization usually employ simple deterministic relations between halo mass and luminosity to predict how reionization proceeds. We here examine the impact on modelling reionization of using more detailed models for the ionizing sources as identified within the 100 Mpc/h cosmological hydrodynamic simulation Simba, coupled with post-processed radiative transfer. Comparing with simple (one-to-one) models, the …

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MIGHTEE-HI: The baryonic Tully-Fisher relation over the last billion years

Using a sample of 67 galaxies from the MIGHTEE Survey Early Science data we study the HI-based baryonic Tully-Fisher relation (bTFr), covering a period of ∼one billion years (0≤z≤0.081). We consider the bTFr based on two different rotational velocity measures: the width of the global HI profile and Vout, measured as the outermost rotational velocity from the …

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Finding universal relations in subhalo properties with artificial intelligence

We use a generic formalism designed to search for relations in high-dimensional spaces to determine if the total mass of a subhalo can be predicted from other internal properties such as velocity dispersion, radius, or star-formation rate. We train neural networks using data from the Cosmology and Astrophysics with MachinE Learning Simulations (CAMELS) project and …

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Constraining the neutrino mass using a multi-tracer combination of two galaxy surveys and CMB lensing

Measuring the total neutrino mass is one of the most exciting opportunities available with next-generation cosmological data sets. We study the possibility of detecting the total neutrino mass using large-scale clustering in 21cm intensity mapping and photometric galaxy surveys, together with CMB information. We include the scale-dependent halo bias contribution due to the presence of …

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Large fireball illuminates Southern African skies

On the evening of August 24, a bright object traveling fast in the upper atmosphere had thousands of people mesmerised. It was spotted by many in the Gauteng province of South Africa but was visible further North into Limpopo and Zimbabwe. At first we didn’t know what it was. ☄️BREAKING: SA Astronomical Observatory confirms large #meteor/fireball …

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