Durham University fibre-optics help largest 3D map of Universe

Durham University fibre-optics help largest 3D map of Universe

Largest-ever 3D map of the universe reveals gigantic cosmic web Data from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument's (DESI's) first survey run has produced the largest and most detailed 3D map of the universe so far. The stunning image reveals the gigantic cosmic web of galaxies across billions of light-years – and this is only the beginning for the project. The image contains 7.5 million galaxies within a distance of about 5 billion light-years in the direction of the constellation Virgo, with Earth located at the lower left. With the large-scale structure of the cosmos clearly visible, it’s not hard to see why it’s often referred to as the cosmic web, and there’s plenty that astronomers can learn from the data. “There is a lot of beauty to it,” said Julien …
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