The group of astronomers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoas Institute for Astronomy IfA released a containing 3 billion celestial objects in 2016 , including stars, galaxies, and quasars the active cores of supermassive black holes. Needless to say, the parsing of this extensive database—packed with 2 petabytes of data—was a task unfit for puny humans, and even grad students. A major goal coming out of the 2016 catalog release was to better characterize these distant specks of light, and...

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