A Neighborhood Tour

There are close to 400,000 galaxies in the animation below with images of the actual galaxies in their correct relative positions (or in some cases their near cousins in type) derived from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 7. Vast as this slice of the universe appears, its greatest extent is to only about 1.3 billion light years from Earth. It covers roughly 0.0003 percent of the universe.

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Video Credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey