Chemical maps made from the SDSS data superimposed on an image of the Large Magellanic Cloud

taken with the European Southern Observatory’s Gaia Satellite. The maps show the relative abundance of heavy elements (elements heavier than helium) in the stars. Yellow indicates fewer heavy elements and purple indicates more heavy elements.

Credit:

David Nidever (NOAO/Montana State University) and the SDSS collaboration.

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Id:noao1903b
Type:Collage
Release date:Jan. 22, 2019
Related releases:noao1903
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