Distribution of Galaxies

Maps of the distribution of galaxies in the VVDS-Wide survey, showing the presence of large-scale structures. The colours indicate the density of galaxies — going from green to blue, the latter being the densest regions. The data have been cut into three cones, from the closest galaxies (bottom) to the farthest. The sample includes galaxies whose light travelled between 1.3 and 8.5 billion years.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0804b
Type:Chart
Release date:30 January 2008
Related releases:eso0804
Size:800 x 700 px

About the Object

Name:VVDS-Wide survey
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies

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VIMOS

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