Humans have been studying the stars for thousands of years, but astrophysicist Juna Kollmeier is on a special mission: procreating the most detailed 3-D planneds of the universe ever cleared. Journey across the cosmos as she shares her team’s work on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, portrait billions of performs, black holes and galaxies in exceptional item. If we maintain our speed, she says, we can map every large galaxy in the discernible world by 2060. “We’ve gone from formatting clamshells to general relativity in a few thousand years, ” she says. “If we hang in 40 more, we can map all the galaxies.”

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