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Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:59:57 pm »
Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end

http://www.space.com/19220-universe-largest-structure-discovered.html

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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 08:02:16 pm »
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a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end


A bit of perspective: If you think of the observable universe as being the size of the average living room, that makes the Milky Way Galaxy about the size of a nickle...
And this thing is the size of a coffee table.

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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 08:06:24 pm »
Quote from: Dragonoake;90433
Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end

http://www.space.com/19220-universe-largest-structure-discovered.html
Very impressive!
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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 08:21:01 pm »
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Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end

http://www.space.com/19220-universe-largest-structure-discovered.html

 
I read about this. Such an amazing discovery.
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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 08:49:19 pm »
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Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end

Which is about 3.5 to 4.0 times larger than current theory predicts should be the maximum possible size for such structures.
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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 09:00:13 pm »
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Which is about 3.5 to 4.0 times larger than current theory predicts should be the maximum possible size for such structures.

 
This is probably one of the most amazing aspects about it.

Every time science uncovers a little more of the universe, the gods laugh, step back, and reveal that there's yet more . . . . :)
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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 09:19:32 pm »
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A bit of perspective: If you think of the observable universe as being the size of the average living room, that makes the Milky Way Galaxy about the size of a nickle...
And this thing is the size of a coffee table.

 
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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 09:47:02 pm »
Quote from: Dragonoake;90434
A bit of perspective: If you think of the observable universe as being the size of the average living room, that makes the Milky Way Galaxy about the size of a nickle...
And this thing is the size of a coffee table.

 
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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 10:01:05 pm »
Quote from: Dragonoake;90433
Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end

http://www.space.com/19220-universe-largest-structure-discovered.html


I'm glad the universe still (and always will) have mysteries that lead to more mysteries. Just more presents for us to open. :)

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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 10:24:27 pm »
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Which is about 3.5 to 4.0 times larger than current theory predicts should be the maximum possible size for such structures.

 
Yes! The discovery is fascinating on its own, but I am even more excited to see how it changes what we think we know about how the universe works.
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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 12:40:30 am »
Quote from: Dragonoake;90433
Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end

http://www.space.com/19220-universe-largest-structure-discovered.html


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Re: Largest Structure in Universe Discovered
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013, 12:07:26 pm »
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Yes! The discovery is fascinating on its own, but I am even more excited to see how it changes what we think we know about how the universe works.


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