An artist from South America has created a single colorful image of our universe. Pablo Carlos Budassi’s image will make you realize what a small part we are of this entire universe. This incredible picture has been compiled by the artist using the images captured by the telescopes and satellites of NASA. He also used the logarithmic maps created by the Princeton University in the US.
The centre of the image depicts our solar system, containing the planets and the sun. The solar system is outwardly followed by the Milky Way and its outer rings, including the Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri star and Perseus Arm. The next circle is of Andromeda as you move farther from the centre. The picture further shows the cosmic microwave radiation generated from the Big Bang. The outermost circle of the image represents the ring of plasma, which was also created by the Big Bang.
Every ring of the circle created by the artist depicts a significantly larger section of the space as compared to the previous ring. In an email to Tech Insider, Budassi stated that the idea to create such an image got into his mind when he was drawing hexaflexagons that he wanted to give as souvenirs on his son’s birthday. While, drawing the hexaflexagons, he unconsciously started sketching central idea behind the universe and the solar system. “That day the idea of a logarithmic view came and in the next days I was able to [assemble] it with photoshop using images from NASA and some textures created by my own,” said Pablo.
The maps from Princeton University have been developed by compiling data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which utilized a 2.5-meter optical telescope with wide angle at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. These comprehensive maps are three dimensional are contain over 3 million astronomical objects.