The Hyperion Proto-Supercluster
An international team of astronomers using the VIMOS instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered a colossal structure in the early Universe. This galaxy proto-supercluster — which they nickname Hyperion — was unveiled by new measurements and a complex examination of archive data. This is the largest and most massive structure yet found at such a remote time and distance — merely 2 billion years after the Big Bang. This visualization shows Hyperion and is based on real data.Credit:
ESO/L. Calçada & Olga Cucciati et al.
About the Image
|Release date:||17 October 2018, 17:00|
|Size:||6000 x 3375 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster|