Slice through the 3D map of galaxies from DESI
A slice through the 3D map of galaxies from the first few months of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). The Earth is at the center, with the furthest galaxies plotted at distances of 10 billion light-years. Each point represents one galaxy. This version of the DESI map shows a subset of 400,000 of the 35 million galaxies that will be in the final map.
[NOIRLab is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]
Learn more in the NOIRLab news story A slice through the 3D map of galaxies from DESI. (Date image taken: 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 14, 2022)
Credit: D. Schlegel/Berkeley Lab using data from DESI; acknowledgment: M. Zamani (NSF's NOIRLab) (Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International)
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