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Endless: This all-sky view of the entire near-infrared sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The image is derived from the 2MASS Extended Source Catalog, which contains more than 1.5 million galaxies, and the Point Source Catalog, which holds nearly 500 million stars within the Milky Way. The galaxies are color coded for distances obtained by various surveys. The nearest sources are blue, moderately distant sources are green, and red represents the farthest so

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The Universe Is Directionless, Study Finds

The left panel shows an anisotropic imprint on the cosmic microwave background; the middle panel shows the small-scale variations in the CMB; the right panel shows the combination of those two. Credit: D. Saadeh, S. M. Feeney, A. Pontzen, H. V. Peiris, J. D. McEwen

Squeezing more information out of the cosmic microwave background

Squeezing more information out of the cosmic microwave background While waiting for Planck, researchers are using CMB to spot galaxy clusters.

Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation-Baby Universe

Cosmic Inflation: How It Gave the Universe the Ultimate Kickstart (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist   |   March 17, 2014

Cosmic Inflation: How It Gave the Universe the Ultimate Kickstart (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist | March 17, 2014

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Cosmic Microwave Background: Big Bang Relic Explained (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

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