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

Id:eso1833a
Type:Artwork
Release date:17 October 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1833
Size:6000 x 3375 px

About the Object

Name:Hyperion
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
Category:Galaxy Clusters
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