The largest map you’ll ever see in your lifetime

This right here is the big one: A generalized map of over 1.2 MILLION galaxies, mapped for the first time ever, this summer:

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 Image credit: Daniel Eisenstein and the SDSS-III collaboration
As dense and complex-looking as the map above is, it is only 3% of the entire dataset, or 48,741 galaxies to be exact, which is mind-bogglingly large in it’s own right…now imagine the entire image!!
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