The Map of the Universe
The perfect gift for astronomers, this scientifically accurate crystal sculpture is officially the smallest-scale commercially-available map ever made and holds a
Guinness World Record.
Each of the approximately 200,000 galaxies in the redshift survey is reproduced as a single mark. At the scale of this map, even these tiny marks are larger than the galaxies that they represent by around a factor of fifty, but their locations accurately reflect the galaxies’ true positions in space. From the arrangement of these points in three dimensions, one can see both the geometry of the survey and the details of the complex distribution of galaxies in the Universe around us.
The resulting sculpture provides an accurate three-dimensional map of the surveyed sections of the Universe at a scale of approximately one to one billion billion billion (1 : 1 x 1027).
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|Dimensions||60 × 60 × 60 mm|
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