A map of the universe

  title={A map of the universe},
  author={J. Richard Gott and Mario Juri'c and David J. Schlegel and Fiona Hoyle and Michael S. E. Vogeley and Max Tegmark and Neta A. Bahcall and Jonathan V. Brinkmann},
  journal={Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory},
We have produced a new conformal map of the universe illustrating recent discoveries, ranging from Kuiper belt objects in the Solar system, to the galaxies and quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This map projection, based on the logarithm map of the complex plane, preserves shapes locally, and yet is able to display the entire range of astronomical scales from the Earth s neighborhood to the cosmic microwave background. The conformal nature of the projection, preserving shapes locally… Expand
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