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originally posted by: yulka
a reply to: neo96
If i told you theology and Science was once the one and the same.
This is what is gonna be worshiped as a deity. Its called the Navagraha.
The monotheistic ways of a dogma is over. Science is god.
originally posted by: ChaoticOrder
I don't really see how this object could possibly be 1/9th the size of the observable universe if we cannot even see it in the sky. So it's 9 galaxies clustered together... each galaxy would then be 1/9/9th the size of the observable universe? Doesn't seem right to me... but in any case a cluster of 9 galaxies would still appear to go against the standard model of inflation. Just another reason in the long line of reasons why the singularity-inflation model is wrong.
originally posted by: pikestaff
a reply to: Xcathdra
I love that quote, the Brits use both! their road signs still show miles! Lumber is sold in millimetres! They don't seem to understand centimetres and meters! Milk and bear sold in pints, gas sold in litres!
originally posted by: VegHead
I can't even wrap my mind around something being this large - 5 billion light years across! It isn't a single structure so the title (from article) is a bit misleading. But if calculations are correct, standard model cannot be viable.
I'd love to hear what folks here think.
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, 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.”
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. It was discovered after researchers identified a ring of nine gamma ray bursts (GRBs) that appeared to be at very similar distances from us, each around 7 billion light years away
Read more: www.mnn.com...