Largest-Ever 3D Map of the Universe Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]

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August 9, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Ever wished you could zoom through a hyper-realistic map of the universe at many times the speed of light? Now you can.

Newly released to the public this week, the largest-ever 3D map of the universe includes includes galaxies that date back seven billion years. The map was created by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III, an association of two dozen universities from around the world.

The group uses a massive wide-angle optical telescope at New Mexico’s Apache Point Observatory to record the cosmos bit by bit. The telescope’s findings are then used to piece together an unprecedented look at our universe. The animation in the YouTube video embedded above includes more than 400,000 gala…
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