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A 3D Map of the Universe

This is considerably beyond what we’re chiefly concerned with here on this site, but I couldn’t resist mentioning it.

Actually it’s not particularly new as the news report that I only spotted today is from 2011 which in scientific advancement terms might seem like a generation back. Here it is:

Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local Universe

Cambridge, MA: Today, astronomers unveiled the most complete 3-D map of the local universe (out to a distance of 380 million light-years) ever created. Taking more than 10 years to complete, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) also is notable for extending closer to the Galactic plane than previous surveys – a region that’s generally obscured by dust.

See full article here

Here, of course, we’re not offering the universe, just some of its most beautiful places displayed on 3d raised relief maps of the English Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and more.

Raised Relief Map – Lake District

Raised Relief Map – Yorkshire Dales

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