Why does the fit above look so crappy? Probably because of those pesky outliers! But before you get rid of them, see what David Hogg has to say about alternative methods of fitting models which are not only more robust, but may change your mind about every fit you do from now on.
Growing up, my imagination flew as high as the shuttles.
The word “bias” shows up all the time in astronomy. What exactly does it mean? Also, how a recent study tackles the argument that the M-sigma relation may be biased.
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Wouldn’t it be cool is the super-massive black hole at the center of a huge galaxy was somehow related to the entire dark matter halo surrounding the system? Turns out it just might be.