Saturday, January 15, 2011

Universe map released by Sload Digital Sky Survey

Sky surveillance SDSS program successfully announced the most detailed map of the sky following a scanning work which started in 1998. The Universe Map contanins about 7 million images and about 3 trillion pixels such that half a million HD tv's would be necessary to display the image. The scan of the sky was done with a 138 Mpixels camera on 2m telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. It is estimated that about half  billion of starts and galaxies are mapped on the huge new image.
Photograph and video of Universe map by SDSS project.


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