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originally posted by: Xcathdra
First off -
Secondly a question -
Is the Universe 13 billion years old or is that only the area in the visible universe that we can see?
originally posted by: randyvs
I hope this helps lighten the mood a bit.
How bout that OP?
“If we are right, this structure contradicts the current models of the universe,” said Lajos Balazs, lead author on the paper, in a press release by the Royal Astronomical Society. “It was a huge surprise to find something this big – and we still don’t quite understand how it came to exist at all.”
In fact, this mysterious structure is so colossal that it could shatter our current understanding of the cosmos.
“If we are right, this structure contradicts the current models of the universe,” said Lajos Balazs,
Just what is this massive structure? It's not a single, physical object, but rather a cluster of nine massive galaxies bound together gravitationally, much like how our Milky Way is part of a cluster of galaxies.