Short Bytes: Ever wished to see the entire universe in a single image? A musician named Pablo Carlos Budassi has managed to make this possible. He combined the logarithmic maps made by Princeton University and the pictures captured by NASA satellites and telescopes. This idea to create a single image of universe struck him when he was drawing hexaflexagons for his son’s birthday.
This creation is based on Princeton University’s logarithmic maps and images taken by satellites and telescopes of NASA. With a logarithmic map, one gets the ability to visualize extremely large areas as each step on axes increase by a factor of 10.
This image of the universe has our solar system and our glowing sun at the center. The pictures following the sun are of our very own Milky Way galaxy, the Perseus arm, the Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri star, ring of neighboring galaxies like Andromeda, the other cosmic web, the cosmic microwave background radiation leftover from the big band, and the ring of plasma generated by the big bang as the outermost ring.
This Is What Our Entire Universe Looks Like In A Single Image (click to enlarge)
“Then when I was drawing hexaflexagons for my [son’s] birthday souvenirs I started drawing central views of the cosmos and the solar system,” Budassi told Tech Insider . “That day the idea of a logarithmic view came and in the next days I was able to [assemble] it with photoshop using images from NASA and some textures created by my own.”
Our universe was created about 13.7 billion years ago and it has been growing at a fast pace since then.
At the moment, the universe we know is about 93 billion light-years wide. This approximation has been made as the scientists believe that oldest light has traveled 45 to 47 billion light years since the Big Bang.
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