A large slice of the Universe

The positions in space of just some of the galaxies identified by the VIPERS survey. This is one of two "slices" through the Universe produced from the survey data. It shows where the galaxies lie as we look to ever greater distances in space — corresponding to looking further back in time. Data like these allow astronomers to study the evolution of galaxies as a constituent of the Universe, and tell us about how space itself evolves over time.

Credit:

B. Granett, L. Guzzo & the VIPERS Collaboration

About the Image

Id:ann16086a
Type:Chart
Release date:15 December 2016, 19:00
Related announcements:ann16086
Size:3371 x 1309 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

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