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Title: A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Abstract

This animated flight through the universe was made by Miguel Aragon of Johns Hopkins University with Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium and Alex Szalay of Johns Hopkins. There are close to 400,000 galaxies in the animation, with images of the actual galaxies in these positions (or in some cases their near cousins in type) derived from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7. Vast as this slice of the universe seems, its most distant reach is to redshift 0.1, corresponding to roughly 1.3 billion light years from Earth. SDSS Data Release 9 from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), led by Berkeley Lab scientists, includes spectroscopic data for well over half a million galaxies at redshifts up to 0.8 -- roughly 7 billion light years distant -- and over a hundred thousand quasars to redshift 3.0 and beyond.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Sloan Foundation; National Science Foundation (NSF); Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC)
OSTI Identifier:
1084366
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; LBNL; SDSS; BOSS; GALAXIES; SPECTROSCOPIC DATA

Citation Formats

Aragon, Miguel, Subbarao, Mark, and Szalay, Alex. A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Aragon, Miguel, Subbarao, Mark, & Szalay, Alex. A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. United States.
Aragon, Miguel, Subbarao, Mark, and Szalay, Alex. Wed . "A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1084366.
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title = {A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey},
author = {Aragon, Miguel and Subbarao, Mark and Szalay, Alex},
abstractNote = {This animated flight through the universe was made by Miguel Aragon of Johns Hopkins University with Mark Subbarao of the Adler Planetarium and Alex Szalay of Johns Hopkins. There are close to 400,000 galaxies in the animation, with images of the actual galaxies in these positions (or in some cases their near cousins in type) derived from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7. Vast as this slice of the universe seems, its most distant reach is to redshift 0.1, corresponding to roughly 1.3 billion light years from Earth. SDSS Data Release 9 from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), led by Berkeley Lab scientists, includes spectroscopic data for well over half a million galaxies at redshifts up to 0.8 -- roughly 7 billion light years distant -- and over a hundred thousand quasars to redshift 3.0 and beyond.},
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