Received the following link from New Scientist today. I think it's hugely exciting that we have progressed this far with the ability to map a portion of our universe.
The most detailed view ever assembled of our universe is now available... and it's even in 3D.
Covering 95 per cent of the sky in the infrared part of the spectrum, the 2MASS Redshift Survey (2MRS) map shows the distribution of galaxies and dark matter that make up the local universe
up to 380 million light years away.
The map also shows more distant objects. The purple areas denote galaxies closest to Earth, whist the red areas are the furthest, lying about 1 billion light years from Earth.
The map is based on data gathered in the southern hemisphere by
the 1.2-metre Schmidt telescope in Siding Springs, Australia, and in the northern hemisphere by the 1.2-metre telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Arizona. Altogether, the maps shows approximately 45,000 galaxies.