Figure credit: S. Koposov and the SDSS-III collaboration
A map of the sky showing the numbers of stars counted in the Sagittarius streams.
The colors indicate the distances to the stars identified in the study - stars located
in red areas are further away, while stars in the blue areas are closer. The dotted red lines trace out the Sagittarius streams, and the blue
ellipses in the center show the current location of the Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy.
Higher resolution figure as well as the figure without labels is available
Artist's impression of the four tails of the Sagittarius stream. The Sun is shown as a yellow
ball, while the Galactic bulge is pale yellow and the Galactic disk is blue. The remnant of the
Sagittarius dwarf galaxy is the reddish ball located on the opposite to Sun's side of the Galaxy.