The Map of the Universe

Check out this interactive map of the observable universe from the Milky Way to the edge of what can be seen. The map travels back more than 13 billion years. It spans the entire known cosmos with pinpoint accuracy and depicts the actual position and real colors of 200,000 galaxies.

The map was created by astronomers at Johns Hopkins University using data collected over two decades by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

Here’s just a small section.

map of the universe

If you find this interesting, you’ll also probably enjoy this article about Galactic Archeology.

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