Logarithmic Maps of the Universe

This website contains figures from "Map of the Universe" e-print, by Gott, Juric et al. The paper has been published in the Astrophysical Journal (Gott et al., 2005, ApJ, 624, 463), and you can also find the manuscript here (note: Figure 8. of the manuscript has been published as an inset poster, and has to be downloaded separately (see below)).

Note to Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users: your browser will automatically shrink the large maps once they're loaded. Click on the shrunk image to bring it back to its full size and be able to scroll it.

To print the map, print out the individual sheets and tape them together to make a wall map. To get the best quality and resolution, use the PostScript versions.


Features seen on the map




The Map published as an inset poster in October 2005 issue of Astronomy magazine.


Added 12 nearest NEOs to the figure, the largest newly discovered KBO (2003 UB313), redshift scale, and a number of other improvements.


Added Sedna to the map.


We've put up a new version of the map. This version corrects a couple of mistakes and adds additinal objects. For a list of changes, see the CHANGELOG.


Slashdotting currently in progress.


Map published as an inset poster and on the cover of Nov. 22 issue of New Scientist.


The "Map of the Universe" paper has been published to astro-ph: astro-ph/0310571.

Please send questions, comments and suggestions to mjuric@astro.princeton.edu

for the week of Dec. 21 - 27. 2003

Copyright © J. Richard Gott and Mario Juric, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006