Press Releases

The Milky Way does the Wave

In results announced this week at the 237th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky survey present the most detailed look yet at the warp of our own Galaxy.

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Untangling the streamers in the Milky Way

Scientists from the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Explorer (APOGEE) survey, part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), have presented results that help pinpoint the origin of one of the most recently discovered stellar streams in the Milky Way.

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A map of the entire sky in x-ray false color, with a bright blue-green band across the middle corresponding to the plane of the Milky Way

Our deepest view of the X-ray sky

The eROSITA telescope has provided a new, sharp view of hot and energetic processes across the Universe – a view that the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and similar projects will use to enhance our knowledge of the Universe.

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An illustration of the MaNGA stellar library. A woman gets a book from a library shelf with colorful spectra. Above her is an H-R diagram.

Science in the library

Want to learn everything there is to know about a subject? Go to the library.

Want to learn everything there is to know about stars? Go to the stellar library.

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An astrophoto of the Magellanic Clouds, which look like two wispy clouds with bright centers - along with thousands of stars - above Las Campanas Observatory in the desert of Chile

It’s never too late to get active

Wondering about that New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise?

Good news from the Milky Way’s nearest neighbors, the Magellanic Clouds: it’s never too late to get active.

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