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New results from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) include the largest 3D map ever made of the Universe.

DESI is a wide-reaching international collaboration led by the US Department of Energy Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) supports the UK component of the study, which includes Durham University, University of Portsmouth and UCL.

DESI has mapped millions of galaxies and quasars with unprecedented detail.

Its latest findings, published on the arXiv open-access archive, provide a map of the Universe that shows how it has expanded over the past 11 billion years.

This is the first time that scientists have measured cosmic expansion over such a long time period.

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