Probing the cosmic web

This graphic represents a slice of the spider-web-like structure of the Universe, called the "cosmic web". These great filaments are made largely of dark matter located in the space between galaxies. The Hubble Space Telescope probed the structure of intergalactic space to look for missing ordinary matter, called baryons, that is gravitationally attracted to the cosmic web.


NASA, ESA, and E. Hallman (University of Colorado, Boulder)

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:20 May 2008, 15:00
Size:3048 x 2728 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Dark Matter

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