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Astronomers just created an awe-inspiring 3D map of the Milky Way — and updated the universe’s atlas – Salon

An Australian telescope charts 3 million galaxies, including 1 million new ones

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For millennia, human philosophers have waged spirited debates over what precisely is our place in the universe. Now, we may have finally figured out just where we stand — geographically speaking, at least.
The first survey of the whole southern sky ever was completed by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), a radio telescope created and run by Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). The survey managed to map…

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