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New 3D map shows the universe in greatest detail yet

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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 12:15 AM
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The most detailed view ever assembled of our universe is now available... and it's even in 3D
You can even see a quick time movie



Covering 95 per cent of the sky in the infrared part of the spectrum, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) map shows the distribution of galaxies and dark matter that make up the local universe up to 380 million light years away.

The map also shows more distant objects. The purple areas denote galaxies closest to Earth, whist the red areas are the furthest, lying about 1 billion light years from Earth.

The map is based on data gathered in the southern hemisphere by the 1.2-metre Schmidt telescope in Siding Springs, Australia, and in the northern hemisphere by the 1.2-metre telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Arizona. Altogether, the maps shows approximately 45,000 galaxies.


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So there it is have fun




posted on May, 27 2011 @ 12:58 AM
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Thats amazing, i wonder how big the universe is & the history of it.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:12 AM
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I hear the carea adds ten pounds though.
But still, she looks pretty good....for her age.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:16 AM
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Thank you for sharing this, and the links.

It is simply beautiful to see this combined picture, even though it only covers such a small part of the known universe.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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reply to post by mkkkay
 
Topic already posted in Space Exploration here:

New 3-D Map of Universe Is Best One Yet
However, I like your thread better since you included a picture!
That always adds to the OP and makes for a better thread!



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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awesome, looks like a nerve cell !

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