MaNGA Optics (IMAGE) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption The MaNGA survey obtains spectra across the entire face of target galaxies using custom-designed fiber bundles. The bottom right illustrates how the array of fibers spatially samples a particular galaxy. The top right compares spectra observed by two fibers at different locations in the galaxy, showing how the spectrum of the central regions differs dramatically from outer regions. Credit Dana Berry/SkyWorks Digital Inc., David Law, and the SDSS collaboration Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.