A visualization demonstrating the difficulty of chemical tagging. The data below is from a subset of APOGEE surrounding the globular cluster M13. The orange points are background stars and the blue points are known cluster members. The five of the fifteen possible chemical elements used in this example are labeled on the diagonal. Drag a region to see how it shows up in other elements.
This was modified from the Scatterplot Matrix Brushing
example by Mike Bostock.