New quest to map stars and galaxies across the entire sky

New quest to map stars and galaxies across the entire sky

Artist's illustration of stars throughout the universe, showing the Milky Way in the center

This artist's impression shows a cutaway view of the parts of the Universe that SDSS-V will study. SDSS-V will study millions of stars to create a map of the entire Milky Way. Farther out, the survey will get the most detailed view yet of the largest nearby galaxies like Andromeda in the Northern hemisphere and the Large Magellanic Cloud in the Southern hemisphere. Even farther out, the survey will measure quasars, bright points of light powered by matter falling into giant black holes.

IMAGE: Image by Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science/SDSS