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2004-Mar-15, 07:05 PM
SUMMARY: One of the largest astronomy catalogs ever created was released to the public today by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The released data contains six terabytes of images and catalogs, containing 88 million celestial objects and detailed spectra on 350,000 objects. Many discoveries have been made with previously released SDSS data, including the most distant quasars, coolest stars, properties of galaxies, and the locations of many asteroids. The photographs were taken using the SDSS' 2.5 metre telescope, which records images digitally using 5 filters.

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2004-Mar-20, 05:25 PM
Prety neet. :)

2004-Mar-20, 11:42 PM
Okay, that sounds like the most awesome thing for bedtime or anytime reading! Where can one get a copy?