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. 


ESO/L. Calçada & Olga Cucciati et al.

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Release date:17 October 2018, 17:00
Related releases:eso1833
Duration:25 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

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

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