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3D Map of Distant Galaxies Completed

For nearly eight years, the VIsible MultiObject Spectrograph (VIMOS) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile has been piecing together a three-dimensional map of Galaxies in two patches of the southern sky. A total of 440 hours of observing time has gone into measuring the spectra of more than 90 000 Distant Galaxies, producing a map of a 24-square-degree region on the sky, out to a distance corresponding to when the Universe was around half its current age [1].

In 2013, ESO reported that the international team of astronomers behind the VIMOS Public Extragalactic …read more

Source:: http://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann16086/

      



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3D Map of Distant Galaxies Completed

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