Reuters - An illustration showing how SDSS-III was able to measure the distant universe. Light rays from distant quasars (dots at left) are partially absorbed as they pass through clouds of intergalactic hydrogen gas (centrE). CREDIT: Zosia Rostomian, LBNL; Nic Ross, BOSS Lyman-alpha team, LBNL; and Springel et al, Virgo Consortium and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Now that’s an old map.
The headline makes it sound as if they found an 11 billion year old map. I’ll bet the paper is pretty brittle. :^)
I always look forward to reading these stories, but I wind up not understanding a darn thing they’re saying.
I did not know the frst map was produced 11 billion years ago!
In the beginning there were grapefruits. And then they exploded seeding the ——— which resulted in an expanding universe. Amazing stuff.
I hope they printed that map on a very large sheet of rubber, because the universe has expanded a lot in 11 billion years.
Do you think just maybe that 3d map looks like an ant farm. I had a clear perspex one as a kid. Now those ants went about their little lives totally oblivious that there was intelligence outside their little box. Intelligence as far removed from us, as we are from ants. Ants probably think ‘ants rule!!’ .
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