The future of publishing, communication, and education includes interacting with data, in 3D, in your browser.
Star Formation on the Local Bubble, as seen in Nature, 2022
The discovery that the 1000-light-year-wide "Local Bubble" surrounding the Sun and Earth is responsible for the formation of all nearby, young stars was first presented in a paper published in Nature on January 12, 2022, by Zucker et al. The paper's exploratory visuaalization, and figures like the interactive sample below, all relied on the glue software. The interactive figures were singled-out as a key innovation in much of the media coverage, including a feature in the New York Times.
The Perseus-Taurus Superbubble, as seen in ApJ Letters, 2021
In 2021, an international team of astronomers including glue solutions' founders, used glue to discover the "Perseus Taurus Subperbubble," shown below as an interactive figure exported from glue to plot.ly. This figure appears in Bialy et al. 2021, and the scannable QR codes embedded in it represent the first use of Augmented Reality in an American Astronomical Society Journal.
Star-Forming Molecular Clouds, in 3D, as seen in ApJ 2021
In 2021, an international team of astronomers including glue solutions' founders, used glue to study the three-dimensional structure of molecular clouds with 1-pc (3 light-year) resolution. The interactive figure shown here is one of the dozen such interactive views presented in Zucker et al. 2021, which highlights the key differences between 2D and 3D views of star forming clouds in the nearby Milky Way. (Spoiler alert: 2D is misleading!)
The Radcliffe Wave, as seen in Nature, 2020
In 2020, an international team of astronomers including glue solutions' founders, used glue to map out and understand a new giant wave of gas in the Milky Way, dubbed "The Radcliffe Wave." The figure below, reproduced from the Nature article by Alves et al. 2020, was created by glue solutions data scientist (and Harvard & NASA astronomer) Dr. Catherine Zucker, using glue's export-to-plot.ly functionality, which she developed.