Cosmic velocity web: Motions of thousands of galaxies mapped

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 10:32 in Astronomy & Space

The cosmic web -- the distribution of matter on the largest scales in the universe -- has usually been defined through the distribution of galaxies. Now, a new study by a team of astronomers demonstrates a novel approach. Instead of using galaxy positions, they mapped the motions of thousands of galaxies.

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