Category Archives: SDSS

Tools For Astronomical Big Data

This week, I attended the Tools for Astronomical Big Data Workshop, held in Tucson from March 9 -11 and sponsored by NOAO. Over 100 practitioners gathered to “survey the present state of the art in addressing the challenges of conducting … Continue reading

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Flying across Galaxy Clusters with Google Earth: Deep Color Images from SDSS

Color images of distant, faint galaxies interesting to astronomers because the color enables them to estimate the redshift, a key astrophysical parameter in understanding how galaxies are organized in the Universe.  Recently, Jiangang Hao and Jim Annis of Fermilab co-added … Continue reading

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