• Building a Giant 2D Map of the Universe to Prepare for the Largest 3D Map

    5 days ago - By News Center

    This video describes the monumental effort that went into constructing a 2D map of the universe to prepare for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, which will produce the largest-ever 3D map of the universe. The final data release for the preparation of this 2D map, known as Data Release 9 or DR9, is scheduled to be distributed Jan. 13. (Credit: Marilyn Sargent/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
    Before DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument , can begin its 5-year mission from an Arizona mountaintop to produce the largest 3D sky map yet, researchers first needed an even...
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