Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-image of the day: the Big Bang in 3D

For those of you who enjoy not only pretty astro-images but also learning about cosmology and astronomy, here's a 3D map of the universe that takes you to a full discussion about current theories of the Big Bang:

Click the image to see the story.

Here's a portion of that image gradually transforming from a map of background temperature readings to visual, also paralleling the universe's change from raw energy to matter:

The universe is a big place, Maynard.

Tags: astronomy

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