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How To Find Your Way Home from Deep Space

By Ken Croswell

Published on ScienceNOW (September 3, 2014)


Credit: SDvision interactive visualization software by DP at CEA/Saclay, France.

If aliens ever abduct you to a galaxy far, far away, this map might help you find your way back home. The map spans more than 1.5 billion light-years, coloring the densest concentrations of observed galaxies red and areas with the fewest galaxies blue.

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Ken Croswell earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University and is the author of The Alchemy of the Heavens and The Lives of Stars.

"An engaging account of the continuing discovery of our Galaxy...wonderful." --Owen Gingerich, The New York Times Book Review. See all reviews of The Alchemy of the Heavens here.

"A stellar picture of what we know or guess about those distant lights."--Kirkus. See all reviews of The Lives of Stars here.

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