Astronomers Unveil Most Complete 3-D Map of Local Universe.
The 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) has catalogued more than 43,000 galaxies within 380 million light-years from Earth (z<0.09).
In this projection, the plane of the Milky Way runs horizontally across the center of the image.
2MRS is notable for extending closer to the Galactic plane than previous surveys - a region that's generally obscured by dust.
Credit: T.H. Jarrett (IPAC/SSC)
If you are prepared to be amazed,
click on the graphic.