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afterburner
2006-Feb-07, 03:43 AM
i dont know if this has been asked before, but does anyone know of a site that has a 3D representation of the universe..or at least a part of it? i read somewhere that by the year 2100 we should have the known universe completely mapped out in 3D

http://www.bathsheba.com/crystal/largescale/

this site has sort of what im talking about

coments?

ToSeek
2006-Feb-07, 06:37 PM
Not exactly what you're looking for, but interesting:

http://www.astro.princeton.edu/~mjuric/universe/

http://www.sdss.org/news/releases/20031028.powerspectrum.html

KingNor
2006-Feb-07, 08:19 PM
i dont know if this has been asked before, but does anyone know of a site that has a 3D representation of the universe..or at least a part of it? i read somewhere that by the year 2100 we should have the known universe completely mapped out in 3D

http://www.bathsheba.com/crystal/largescale/

this site has sort of what im talking about

coments?

Anyone know how accurate that cube of the universe is? it looks really cool but it doesn't sound like the guys running the site know too much about it.

i found their description of it very confusing to the point i'm not even sure what it is.

is it a part of the milkyway or a collection of galaxies? its neat, if its accurate maybe i'll get one.

pmcolt
2006-Feb-07, 09:03 PM
According to the description, it's a display of all the galaxies in a 100-mpc cube, taken from data from the Sloan survey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloan_Digital_Sky_Survey). They also have one of the Milky Way (http://www.bathsheba.com/crystal/galaxy/) and Stars within 5pc of the Sun (http://www.bathsheba.com/crystal/starmap/), plus a few others.

It's pretty to look at, but more than I want to spend for a paperweight.

{edit: And no, I don't have anything useful for the original poster. My first thought was the log-scale distance chart that ToSeek posted, but it's not really what was asked for.}

Swift
2006-Feb-07, 09:24 PM
Wow, I just checked out the site, really neat artwork (IMHO). Having been to a bunch of art shows over the years, $50 to $100 is really not too bad a price, though value is in the eye of the beholder.

RussT
2006-Feb-07, 09:53 PM
Here is a very good site for maps at different distances.

http://anzwers.org/free/universe/index.html

3D of the whole universe is tough.