Graduate student Johan Hidding visualized this void using computational geometry, starting with galaxies cataloged in the 2MASS Redshift Survey
and then recreating the filametary cosmic web of dark matter that shapes how these galaxies are distributed.
In the Redshift survey
just under half (44%) of financial decision makers say that decisions are often made opportunistically to exploit situations as they arise.
"A deeper understanding based on theory may be necessary to correctly interpret what's being seen, such as high redshift survey
results," he said.
zCosmos: A Large VLT/VIMOS Redshift Survey
Covering 0 < z < 3 in the COSMOS Field.
Price et al., "The 2dF galaxy redshift survey
: spectral types and luminosity functions, " Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol.308, no.
The team studied a sample of 544 blue galaxies from the Deep Extragalactic Evolutionary Probe 2 (DEEP2) Redshift Survey
, a project that employs Hubble and the twin 10-meter telescopes at the W.
However, that's exactly how long a team of astronomers took in creating 2MASS Redshift Survey
, a map of the universe.
The data came from the Australian 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey
at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in New South Wales.
He and colleague Dr Ivan Baldry analysed data from the Australian 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey
- a survey of more than 200,000 galaxies between two and three billion light years from Earth - to check the prevalence of various elements in the universe and to check different models of star formation.
The teams relied on data from the 2dF (2-degree field) galaxy redshift survey
, which has mapped the locations of 210,000 galaxies and will measure another 40,000.
The project - called the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey
- is headed by Edinburgh University's Professor John Peacock.