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Sloan Digital Sky Survey

  1. Nov 20, 2013 #1

    Chronos

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    The latest quasar catalog, SDSS DR10, has been released - http://arxiv.org/abs/1311.4870! Yes, I know, you can hardly contain your excitement.
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2013 #2

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    I've got excitement oozing out my eyeballs. It's pretty sweet.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2013 #3

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    Good god, my mind is already blown in the first paragraph.

    I had no idea there were over 100,000 known quasars...

    Edit: Gah! Even more!

     
  5. Nov 21, 2013 #4

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    This sounds a little weird, but, I pasted one of the earlier DR releases onto an excel spreadsheet circa 2006, whereupon I discovered the [then] ~65500 row limit. What can I say? I needed a hobby. I thought it would be fascinating to calculate the approximate mass density of the universe over time this way. It was a spectacular success, I ended up spectacularly confused.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2013 #5

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    Buahaha!
     
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