Our Place in Space — The Great Wall
On the largest scales galaxies in the Universe are distributed in arcs and filaments, creating a net-like structure. For her work The Great Wall, the artist Monica LoCascio was inspired by the idea of this cosmic web — the representation of large-scale structures in the Universe as a network. The installation explores how structures form in space and is based on astronomical data from the BOSS (Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey) Great Wall, a complex of several galaxy clusters about 5 billion light-years from Earth. The work allows a subjective view of connections and distances: Although the shining galaxies are separated by unimaginable distances, they are held together by dark matter. This allows us to follow the growth of the largest structures in our Universe.
This installation was created for the Hubble travelling exhibition Our Place in Space in Vienna.Credit:
NHM Wien, Kurt Kracher
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|Release date:||31 July 2018, 08:48|
|Size:||2362 x 1572 px|
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