DESI Fly-Through Galaxies

Part of DESI’s survey validation included the “One-Percent Survey” visualized in this flythrough. Researchers took detailed images in 20 different directions on the sky, creating a 3D map of 700,000 objects and covering roughly 1% of the total volume DESI will study. With the instrument and survey plan successfully tested, the main DESI survey is now filling in the gaps between those observations.


David Kirkby/DESI collaboration

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Release date:June 13, 2023, 5 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2317
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:29.97

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