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University of Virginia to Probe Milky Way History in Sloan Digital Sky Survey III


December 12, 2008

astronomy and space graphic A new project, the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment, or APOGEE, will survey more than 100,000 Milky Way red giant stars--bright, bloated stars in a late stage of their evolution. APOGEE will provide enormous new insight into the processes that make stars and that drive the formation and evolution of galaxies. Full Story

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