Universe  ID: 10136

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

This visualization presents a 3-D view of the largest structures in the Universe via data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The SDSS is the most ambitious astronomical survey ever undertaken. It provides a 3-dimensional map of about a million galaxies and quasars. As the survey progresses, the data are released to the scientific community and the general public in annual increments.


Karen Yuen (NASA/JPL CalTech): Lead Animator
Mark SubbaRao (University of Chicago, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum): Animator
Dinoj Surendran (University of Chicago): Animator
Randy Landsberg (University of Chicago): Animator
Joshua Frieman (University of Chicago): Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Writer
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NASA/University of Chicago and Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

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Data Used:
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
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Astrophysics Visualizations

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