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New sky map showcases more than 4 million galaxies, stars and other objects

This video still of data shows the most detailed ever view of our radio universe as revealed by LOFAR, which built a map of 4.4 million galaxies. (Image credit: LOFAR/Frits Sweijen)

Millions of new objects have just been cataloged in a vast new sky map that will lead to more investigations about our universe’s environment, the discovery team says.

A map of roughly one-quarter of the northern sky was generated using a pan-European set of telescopes called the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). It detected objects that are, for the most part, billions of light-years away and include objects ranging from galaxies to distant stars. LOFAR scientists created an interactive animation of the huge sky map here, as well as a vast database for the public to search for individual objects.

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