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Fly through 400,000 galaxies with the largest 3D map of the universe

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has released the largest 3D map of the universe, consisting of about 400,000 galaxies.

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has released the largest-ever 3D map of the universe, captured by a 2.5-meter wide-angle optical telescope located at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. Consisting of about 400,000 galaxies, the map includes galactic bodies that have been in existence since the universe was half its current age. While the video already provides a look at a large portion of the universe, it is only the first third of the entire galaxy map that the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) intends to create. Once complete, the project will have measured the location of a total of 1.5 million galaxies. If the visual trip through space isn't enough to satiate your hunger for all things astrological, more information from the survey's latest data release can be seen at the SDSS-III website.