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 explores Hyperion using the 3D data and delves into the scale of this colossal structure.Credit:
ESO/L. Calçada & Olga Cucciati et al.
About the Video
|Release date:||17 October 2018, 17:00|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|
About the Object
|Type:||Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster|