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A Flight Through the Universe

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) has released the largest-ever three-dimensional map of massive galaxies and distant black holes, which will help astronomers explain the mysterious “dark matter” and “dark energy” that scientists know makes up 96 percent of the Universe.

This video is a fly-through of the SDSS-III galaxies mapped in the latest data release.

The SDSS-III Collaboration is made up of many institutions from around the globe, including the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Learn more about SDSS-III and explore the universe.

Video courtesy of Miguel A. Aragón (Johns Hopkins University), Mark SubbaRao (Adler Planetarium), Alex Szalay (Johns Hopkins University), Yushu Yao (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NERSC), and the SDSS-III Collaboration