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A Flight through the Universe

Abstract

The authors describe the creation of a tridimensional fly-through animation across the largest map of galaxies to date. This project represented a challenge: creating a scientifically accurate representation of the galaxy distribution that was aesthetically pleasing. The animation shows almost half a million galaxies as the viewer travels through the vast intergalactic regions, giving a glimpse of the sheer size of the universe

Author

Aragon-Calvo, M.A., SubbaRao, M.

Journal

Computing in Science & Engineering

Paper Publication Date

December 2015

Paper Type

Astroinformatics

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