Out there

Look: Stunning simulation shows 4.4 million galaxies in the northern sky

Aladin Sky Atlas / CDS, Strasbourg Observatory, France

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Mapping the entire cosmos is an ongoing challenge for astronomers.

Even incremental progress can give us an unprecedented look at what’s out there.

Last week, an international research team released a new map and dataset that documents 4.4 million galaxies, giving us the most detailed look at the northern sky in radio wavelengths to date.

Aladin Sky Atlas / CDS, Strasbourg Observatory, France