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Originally posted by mojo4sale
Wouldnt mind hearing more of your thought's regarding this Astyanax.
I mean to make a post of them, just as soon as I have the time.
In the history of life on Earth many evolutionary innovations have emerged. From the earliest prokaryotic life, the process had no apparent limit — it can be called open-ended evolutionary innovation (OEEI). Until recently, the process was believed to take place in a genetically closed system, Earth's biosphere. But the new field of astrobiology indicates that our biosphere may receive genetic input from elsewhere
The Great Attractor is a gravitational anomaly in intergalactic space at the centre of the local supercluster which reveals the existence of a localised concentration of mass equivalent to tens of thousands of galaxies, observable by its effect on the motion of galaxies over a region hundreds of millions of light years across.
These galaxies are all redshifted, in accordance with the Hubble Flow, indicating that they are receding relative to us and to each other, but the variations in their redshift are sufficient to reveal the existence of the anomaly.
The phenomenon was first discovered in 1986 and lies at a distance of somewhere between 150 million and 250 million light years (the latter being the most recent estimate) from the Milky Way, in the direction of the Hydra and Centaurus constellations. That region of space is dominated by the Norma cluster (ACO 3627), a massive cluster of galaxies, and contains a preponderance of large, old galaxies, many of which are colliding with their neighbours, and/or radiating large amounts of radio waves.
Attempts to further study the Great Attractor and other phenomena are hampered due to line of sight obstruction by its location in the zone of avoidance (the part of the night sky obscured by the Milky Way galaxy).
An enormous amoeba-like structure 200 million light-years wide and made up of galaxies and large bubbles of gas is the largest known object in the universe, scientists say...snip....
Another theory is that the bubbles are giant gas cocoons that will one day give birth to new galaxies.