Universe 

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph: Large Scale Structure of the Universe

The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) instrument will be placed in the Hubble Space Telescope during Service Mission 4. It's primary science objectives are the study of the origins of large scale structure in the Universe, the formation and evolution of galaxies, the origin of stellar and planetary systems, and the cold interstellar medium. This animation zooms out from our Milky Way galaxy to show the cosmic web, or large scale structure of the Universe.


Credits

Greg Bacon (STScI/Aura): Lead Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
Please give credit for this item to:
Greg Bacon/STScI/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Short URL to share this page:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10223

Data Used:
HST/WFPC2 None

This item is part of these series:
HST
SM4
HST SM4 Animations
Astrophysics Animations

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
SVS >> HST
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> SM4
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> Servicing Mission 4
SVS >> Space
SVS >> Cosmic Origins
SVS >> Spectograph
SVS >> Cosmic Web
SVS >> Large Scale Structure
SVS >> Evolution
NASA Science >> Universe