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Astrophysicists create 3D master map of the universe

April 24, 2015

 

University of Waterloo astrophysicists Mike Hudson, Jon Carrick and Stephen Turnbull have created a 3D master map of the universe spanning nearly two billion light years that is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighbourhood to date.The innovative spherical map of galaxy superclusters will help astrophysicists understand how matter is distributed in the universe and provide key insights into dark matter – one of physics’ greatest mysteries.