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Created the largest map of the visible Universe

Создана крупнейшая карта видимой ВселеннойThe information gathered by scientists, involves more than two petabytes of data.

An international team of astronomers presented the largest map of the Universe — large-scale digital survey of the observable part of the world. It is reported by the University of Durham (UK).

The information gathered by scientists, involves more than two petabytes of data-about three billion individual sources of radiation, including, in particular, stars and galaxies. This amount of information is about one hundred times more than the amount of data contained in Wikipedia.

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Materials Pan-STARRS1 obtained with the automatic system Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope And Rapid Response System), located in Hawaii and is currently composed of two telescopes (initially it was planned that it will include four panel). The obtained data made public. In 2017, the researchers plan to release the second edition of the map of the visible Universe — an overview of Pan-STARRS2.

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