Scroll through the universe: an incredible interactive map that lets you explore 200,000 galaxies

Space enthusiasts no longer have to rely on science fiction or wait for images beamed from the James Webb Space Telescope to explore the deepest edges of the universe.

Astronomers from Johns Hopkins University have created a new interactive map that allows you to scroll through the universe.

Using data extracted over two decades by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the map allows the public to experience parts of the universe previously only available to scientists.

The map, which is free to view and download, depicts the actual location and true colors of 200,000 galaxies, each containing billions of stars and planets.

Astronomers from Johns Hopkins University have created a new interactive map that allows you to scroll through the universe

The map, which is free to view and download, depicts the actual location and true colors of 200,000 galaxies, each containing billions of stars and planets.

The map, which is free to view and download, depicts the actual location and true colors of 200,000 galaxies, each containing billions of stars and planets.

What does the map show?

Each point on the map represents a galaxy in its visible colours.

Less than a billion years ago: The first part of the universe, extending outward from the Milky Way, depicts thousands of spiral galaxies, represented by blue dots.

1.6 billion years ago: We see elliptical galaxies that are yellow and brighter than spiral galaxies.

4.5 billion years ago: We can see “redshifted elliptical galaxies,” which appear redder as the photons stretch out as the universe expands.

6.2 billion years ago: It becomes difficult to see galaxies. However, we can still identify quasars, which are massive black holes located at the center of some galaxies.

10 billion years ago: Blue quasars become less full, as “redshift quasars” now appear.

A little further, we are faced with an era during which the universe is filled with hydrogen gas that prevents the propagation of visible light that we can observe today. This era is called the “Dark Ages”.

Beyond this vast void, we see a bright blue and yellow border, marking the edge of the visible universe.

Source: mapoftheuniverse.net

“I’ve been very inspired by images of astronomy, stars, nebulae and galaxies, and now it’s time to create a new type of image to inspire people,” said map designer Bryce Maynard, a professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Astrophysicists around the world have been analyzing this data for years, resulting in thousands of scientific papers and discoveries.

But no one has taken the time to create a map that is beautiful, scientifically accurate, and accessible to people who are not scientists. Our goal here is to show everyone what the universe really looks like.

For this impressive project, the researchers collected data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a pioneering effort to capture the night sky with a telescope based in New Mexico.

Since its launch in 2000, researchers have gradually captured such a broad view of the universe by pointing the telescope at slightly different locations each night.

With the help of Nikita Shtarkman, a former computer science student at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Maynard was able to visualize a “slice” of the universe.

This “slide” contains 200,000 galaxies, where each dot represents a galaxy, and each galaxy contains billions of stars and planets.

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is just a small dot on the vast map and is tucked away at the bottom of it.

Meanwhile, the top of the map depicts the edge of the visible universe.

The colors on the map change as you gradually scroll up from the Milky Way.

The first part of the universe, extending outward from the Milky Way, depicts thousands of spiral galaxies, represented by blue dots.

Farther from the map, we can see elliptical galaxies from 1.6 billion years ago, which are yellow and brighter than spiral galaxies.

When we move back 4.5 billion years ago, we can see “redshifted elliptical galaxies,” which appear redder as the photons stretch as the universe expands.

Illustration of the Milky Way, which is located at the bottom of the map, and contains an estimated 100,000 million stars

Illustration of the Milky Way, which is located at the bottom of the map, and contains an estimated 100,000 million stars

‘This is the case for elliptical galaxies,’ the team explained. At these distances, it looks red to us. Since we no longer detect fainter spiral galaxies, the filamentous structure is less noticeable.

At about the 6.2 billion year mark, galaxies get a little trickier to see. However, we can still spot quasars, which are much brighter and bluer.

On the map, the wide array of red dots has been gradually replaced by an ocean of blue dots that represent quasars, massive black holes located at the center of certain galaxies.

The team added: “As they accumulate surrounding gases and stars, they become very bright and visible across the universe. Their light is blue.

At the 10 billion-year mark, blue quasars are becoming less full on the map, as “red quasars shifted to red” now appear.

“At these distances, the expansion of the universe is so great that blue photons from quasars are stretched and appear redder,” the researchers explained.

A little further, we are facing an era during which the universe is filled with hydrogen gas that prevents the propagation of visible light that we can observe today. This era is called the “Dark Ages”.

This is an actual image of the first flash of light emitted shortly after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, captured by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

This is an actual image of the first flash of light emitted shortly after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, captured by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

This mysterious period of the universe extends from about 400,000 years after the Big Bang, and continues for hundreds of millions of years.

Beyond this vast void, we see a bright blue and yellow border, marking the edge of the visible universe.

The team said: ‘This is an actual image of the first flash of light that was emitted shortly after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago.

This light has been expanded by the expansion of the universe and reaches us as radio waves. This is the edge of the visible universe.

Dr. Maynard continued: ‘In this map, we’re just a spot at the bottom, just one pixel. And when I say we, I mean our galaxy, the Milky Way, which has billions of stars and planets.

We’re used to seeing astronomical images showing a single galaxy here, a single galaxy there, or perhaps a group of galaxies. But what this map shows is a very different scale.

He hopes that people will experience the map’s undeniable beauty and incredible scale.

He concluded, “From this bottom spot, we can map galaxies across the entire universe, and that says something about the power of science.”

What is a quasar?

“Quasar” is short for quasi-stellar radio source, and it describes the bright centers of galaxies.

All galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their core.

When the influx of gas and dust into this black hole reaches a certain level, the event can cause the formation of a “quasar” – an extremely bright region where matter orbits the black hole.

Its diameter is usually 3,260 light years.

These regions emit huge amounts of electromagnetic radiation in their jets, and can be a trillion times brighter than the Sun.

But they only last 10 to 100 million years on average, making them relatively difficult to detect in galaxies several billion years old.

The rapidly spinning disk emits jets of particles that move outward at speeds approaching the speed of light.

These active “engines” are bright emitters of light and radio waves.

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