universe

New effort to map the universe, unravel mysteries of ‘dark energy’

The international collaboration that includes the University of Utah aims to construct a 3-D map of the universe in more detail than ever before.


A bowtie-shaped spectral of lights representing the universe. The center is bright green, then radiates the hot pink, magenta, yellow, and then white and finally gray.

Largest 3-D map of the universe ever created

The results are measurements of more than 2 million galaxies and quasars covering 11 billion years of cosmic time.