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With launch of new night sky survey, UW researchers ready for era of 'Big Data' astronomy


November 14, 2017

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On Nov. 14, scientists from the California Institute of Technology, the University of Washington (UW) and eight additional partner institutions announced that the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), the latest sensitive tool for astrophysical observations in the Northern Hemisphere, has seen "first light" and took its first detailed image of the night sky. When fully operational in 2018, the ZTF will scan almost the entire northern sky every night.Full Story

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