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Sloan at five

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey represents the most ambitious attempt yet to map out a slice of the sky. In the first five years of its existence, it has revealed cosmic structures on every conceivable scale.

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Figure 1: Stars in a whirl.

R. Lupton/Astrophys. Res. Consort./SDSS

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Kennicutt Jr, R. Sloan at five. Nature 450, 488–489 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/450488a

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