A massive survey just revealed billions of celestial objects in the Milky Way

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, BGR may receive an affiliate commission. A new survey of the Milky Way has

unveiled billions of celestial objects in our galaxy’s plane. The survey was taken using the Dark Energy Camera, which the US Department of Energy built, and it contains a

staggering 3.32 billion celestial objects within it. Researchers say that it is arguably the largest catalog of its type ever made.Today's Top DealsSmart Fire TVs start at

only $79.99 right now at AmazonRoomba robot vacuum deals start at $179 for the Roomba 694Apple M1 iPad Air is on sale at the lowest price ever We already knew that the Milky

Way contained hundreds of billions of stars but seeing the sheer amount of celestial objects that our galaxy has to hold in an image is mind-blowing. Not only that, but the images

that we’ve seen from the dataset are simply snapshots of different regions – a mere pinprick of the ancient stars we picked up in this survey of the Milky Way. It’s

quite staggering to think about how big our galaxy is, and to then think about how big the universe is around it. This unprecedented collection was captured from the southern sky.

The newest Milky Way survey is the second trove of data that the Dark Energy Camera has released since 2017. What’s even more exciting about this survey is that the data is

interactive.