This is something my friend, a 1st year Computer Science student, does — he visualises data from SDSS, The Sloan Digital Sky Survey. He is an internship worker for a renowned Estonian cosmologist Elmo Tempel who uses the visualisations to detect filamentary patterns in cosmic webs, evaluate the characteristics of galaxies and their clusters, and researches Dark Matter. Tempel has a lot of publications which you can find here» if you scroll down a bit (a great deal of interesting astrophysics stuff). I’m sure great findings will come from their cooperation.
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