The Hyperion Proto-Supercluster | ESO

An international team of astronomers using the VIMOS instrument of ESO’s Very Large Telescope have uncovered a colossal structure in the early Universe. This galaxy proto-supercluster — which they nickname Hyperion — was unveiled by new measurements and a complex examination of archive data. This is the largest and most massive structure yet found at such a remote time and distance — merely 2 billion years after the Big Bang. This visualization shows Hyperion and is based on real data.


ESO/L. Calçada & Olga Cucciati et al.

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Id: eso1833a
Type: Artwork
Release date: 17 October 2018, 17:00
Related releases: eso1833
Size: 6000 x 3375 px

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