Release Images

Release No.: 2011-16
For Release: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 6:00am

Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local Universe

2MASS Redshift Survey

The 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) has catalogued more than 43,000 galaxies within 380 million light-years from Earth (z<0.09). In this projection, the plane of the Milky Way runs horizontally across the center of the image. 2MRS is notable for extending closer to the Galactic plane than previous surveys - a region that's generally obscured by dust.

T.H. Jarrett (IPAC/SSC)