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Most detailed 3-D map of the local universe unveiled

Smithsonian Science reports on the most complete map of local galaxies compiled thus far – in galactic terms local means within 380 million light years of us. Astronomers at the University of Portsmouth, England spent 10 years  scanning the entire … Continue reading

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Incredible high-res panorama of the night sky

The Photopic Sky Survey is an astonishingly detailed 360 degree panorama of the entire night sky.   The 5 giga-pixel photo consists of 37,000+ exposures stitched together. Amazingly, it was all put together by just one person, Nick Risinger,  who describes … Continue reading

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