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Issue No.01 - January/February (2008 vol.10)
pp: 9-12
ABSTRACT
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Science Archive represents a thousand-fold increase in the total amount of data that astronomers have collected to date. The pioneering instrumentation technology that made this possible is matched by groundbreaking tools that let anyone in the world access terabytes of SDSS data online.
INDEX TERMS
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Science Archive, SDSS, astronomy, large-scale databases, database management systems
CITATION
Ani R. Thakar, "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Drinking from the Fire Hose", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.10, no. 1, pp. 9-12, January/February 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.17
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