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The Known Universe

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A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey is much more spectacular with real data and which is more recent. There are close to 400000 galaxies, with images of the actual galaxies in these positions. Here it is:


And here's animation which shows how a few gamma quanta traveled right from the beginning of the universe and got detected by Fermi telescope.


And finally this epic picture taken by Vista telescope shows .... 84 million stars. It's our home Galaxy, Milky Way.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/27/9-gigapixel-image-of-the-milky-way/



The actual image is 9 x 7 meteres (108,500 x 81,500 pixel image) in psb format. If you have no life here it is:

http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/original/eso1242a.psb

:D 654 MB
 
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Here's another 3D Visualization of Visible Universe created by Sloan Digital Sky Survey. It ends up with spectacular CMBR

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And this visualization of the Universe is a simulation created from BAO (Baryon Acoustic Oscillations) data. It looks like a web. Universe where everything is connected with invisible bonds. Ordinary matter, dark matter lol it doesn't matter

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And another video:

 
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Here's a nice project from Google called 100000 Stars. So if you have Google Chrome click that link and explore Milky Way. You can zoom in to learn the names of some of the closest stars; click on the names to find out more information about them.

But if you just want to zoom in, you can see the closest stars to us. The Sun is in the middle, and if you zoom in even further, you'll see the Oort Cloud. Keep zooming in to find the planetary orbits (I was struck by how much zooming had to be done to get to the planets, giving a sense of scale).
 
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Scale of Earth, Sun, Rigel and VY Canis Majoris.

 
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