3D map of the 380 million light years of our local universe

Astronomers reveal the map of our local universe, 43 thousand galaxies in 380 million light years of the universe.

380 million light years is the size of our small local universe and astronomers from different universities and members of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics unveiled the 2MASS Redshift Survery, that is, the most complete 3D map of this local universe.

The development of the map took 10 years of research and is an incredible punctual galactic glimpse of the closest universe that surrounds Mother Earth. Within the 380 million light years of the nearby universe, 43 thousand galaxies are located.

The map was developed in such a way that it allows a vision of the total of the universe from the analysis of three different levels of waves within the infrared light, this facilitates excellent visibility despite the large amount of cosmic dust that is present in the space.

The information for the development of the map was obtained mainly from two observatories, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Mt. Hopkins, Arizona and the, from Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile.

Via Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Full map in low resolution