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Robert Hurt's Artist's Conception of the Milky Way

He is at the Spitzer Science Center, and he created this "Roadmap to the Milky Way" in 2008.


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Survey Coverage

A hyperlinked visual summary (pdf) of all ongoing relevant surveys, prepared in conjunction with the NSF proposal, The Hierarchical Structure of Star-Forming Regions in the Milky Way.
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The 2MASS Redshift Survey

The most complete map of the local universe to date. For more details see the 2MRS Website.
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The SLOAN Digital Sky Survey

The image shows the "butterfly" of the SDSS a survey of galaxies up to high redshift.
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The Milky Way Galaxy Map

This computer generated map by National Geographics shows a 3 dimensional model of our galaxy.
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Dark Matter

The image shows a 3 dimensional distribution of dark matter in the cosmic neighborhood of the Milky Way of the size of a cube of 1.5 million lightyears.
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The Earth's Location in the Universe

This image shows the location of the Earth in the Universe on different scales starting in the solar system and going all the way out to the borders of the observable universe.
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The Expansion of the Universe

This image shows the development of the universe starting from the Big Bang until the accelerated expansion of today.
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The Mulitwavelength Milky Way

With these images NASA combines several data sets to visualize the Milky Way at different wavelengths from the Gamma Ray to the Radio spectrum.










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