3d galaxy mapWhat you see above is part of the largest 3D map of the universe ever created to date in the history of humanity, and you have a bunch of astronomers to thank for this bit of “artwork”, so to speak. The 3D map actually holds the slew of massive galaxies and even distant black holes in the known universe, and researchers do have their fingers crossed that this particular map will be able to assist in the investigation of “dark matter” and “dark energy” which theoretically, comprise of 96% of the known universe.

Developed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), this 6-year project will eventually be able to include the measurement of the positions of 1.5 million massive galaxies that are spread across a delectable seven billion years of cosmic time, in addition to 160,000 quasars, whereby quasars are huge black holes that feed on stars and gas actively, making them buddies with Galactus, so to speak. These are truly mind blogging numbers and figures to digest.

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