Gail Zasowski

Next-gen astronomical survey makes its first observations

U astronomers are partners in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which enters a new phase in an effort to map the sky.

A bowtie-shaped spectral of lights representing the universe. The center is bright green, then radiates the hot pink, magenta, yellow, and then white and finally gray.

Largest 3-D map of the universe ever created

The results are measurements of more than 2 million galaxies and quasars covering 11 billion years of cosmic time.


U scientists play key role in next-generation astronomical survey to map the entire sky.