• Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Creates Largest 3D Map of the Cosmos

    4 days ago - By News Center

    DESI's three-dimensional “CT scan” of the Universe. The earth is in the lower left, looking out over 5 billion light years in the direction of the constellation Virgo. As the video progresses, the perspective sweeps toward the constellation Bootes. Each colored point represents a galaxy, which in turn is composed of hundreds of billions of stars. Gravity has pulled the galaxies into a “cosmic web” of dense clusters, filaments and voids. (Credit: D. Schlegel/Berkeley Lab using data from DESI)
    The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument has capped off the first seven months of its survey run by...
    Read more ...