Our universe is so vast and moving at such high speeds that we cannot ever grasp its beauty in one shot. However, when we have art, we can at least depict it from our imagination with a little help from science. Artist Pablo Carlos Budassi has created an illustration based on NASA images and logarithmic maps of the universe made by researchers from Princeton University.
We cannot perceive the universe in all its immensity – this is where logarithmic maps help; they enable us to view what is too huge for our eyes to see. The maps published in a paper dating back to 2005 in the Astrophysical Journal are also available here.
Pablo Carlos Budassi’s work allows us to actually visualise the beauty of the maps by translating them into art. Representing the universe in a huge circle, he pictured our solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy together with cosmic microwave radiation and invisible plasma.
He also used Photoshop, images from NASA and textures he made.