Astronomers have completed the most thorough high-resolution digital survey of the heavens and released its
five million images on the Internet.
The map of the sky took four years of observations and £25million to complete. It contains an estimated 500
million celestial objects, mostly stars but also galaxies, asteroids and comets.
Scientists will mine the data for decades while viewers will marvel at Godís Creation. The project's twin
telescopes, located in Arizona and Chile, mapped the sky in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum.