Amazing Science Images

This is what dark energy ripping the universe apart looks like

This record-breaking map measuring 1.2 million galaxies was constructed by hundreds of physicists and astronomers. It is one slice through the map of the large-scale structure of the universe from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and its Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey. Each dot in this picture indicates the position of a galaxy 6 billion years into the past. This image contains 48,741 galaxies, about 3 percent of the full survey data set. Gray patches are small regions without survey data. (Credit: Daniel Eisenstein and SDSS-III) More »