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'Invisible' Astronomers Give Their All to the Sloan

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Science  25 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5521, pp. 1472-1475
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5521.1472

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The builders of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have committed their time and deferred their careers for as much as a decade to work on a project for which they reap little credit. Individual names can get lost among the 100 or so co-authors of papers based on Sloan data. Their reward is the chance to work on the most ambitious astronomical project in history, one that is reshaping the field.