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The 2MASS Galaxy Sky

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#76287 by @ 27.06.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
The 2MASS Galaxy Sky

Explanation: Are the nearest galaxies distributed randomly? A plot of over one million of the brightest "extended sources" detected by the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) shows that they are not. The vast majority of these infrared extended sources are galaxies. Visible above is an incredible tapestry of structure that provides limits on how the universe formed and evolved. Many galaxies are gravitationally bound together to form clusters, which themselves are loosely bound into superclusters, which in turn are sometimes seen to align over even larger scale structures. In contrast, very bright stars inside our own Milky Way Galaxy cause the vertical blue sash.

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#76288 by @ 27.06.2005 06:58 - nach oben -
es huerä gfötzel
#76347 by @ 27.06.2005 20:15, edited @ 27.06.2005 20:15 - nach oben -
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