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Biggest Blob In The Universe

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posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 06:26 PM
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Galactic Space Amoebas..


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.

The galaxies and gas bubbles, called Lyman alpha blobs, are
aligned along three curvy filaments that formed about 2 billion
years after the universe exploded into existence after the
theoretical Big Bang. The filaments were recently seen using the
Subaru and Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea.

The galaxies within the newly found structure are packed
together four times closer than the universe's average.


SOURCE:
Space.com

Yet another odd and wonderous structure of the universe.
I wonder if "The Great Attractor" is a mega sized one of these.


Comments, Opinions?




posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 12:40 AM
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OHhh.....
So we are just cells inside a nose, and also possibly giant boogers.
Everything makes sense now.

Those blobs are pretty cool though, wonder why they just dont form like normal good galaxies and follow all the rules us humans have laid down. Guess another stumper for
those super geeks at the university to figure out/ponder/guess/theorize/pull out of ass



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 01:12 AM
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After careful thought and consideration I have come up with the answer...


It is god, and god is really a gian space amoeba..
Ok, so maybe not.


I'm surprised there's so little attention to this, apart from the science, id has intrisical(sp?) value.



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 03:27 AM
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*ponders* could it be that most galaxies have black holes at the center and these are galaxies that didnt? Or maaaaybbbbbeeee.....


perhaps they are smaller versions of other universes within our own? No one knows what is "outside" the universe, perhaps these are smaller versions...and outside of our universe is a bigger version of these small ameba type thingies?? *goes insane*

[edit on 29-7-2006 by Darkblade71]



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 07:27 AM
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~~

iori_komei, if you go to this ATS thread;
www.abovetopsecret.com...

then scroll down to the 13th reply, 'StUdio' dated 23-07-2006@ 2:28AM

in part the post says/asks:




Here's something to ponder.
perhaps its just that technology allows us to...
or that the intellectual questioning has led to the mapping of
large structures of galaxy distribution.

What are they looking for?
Think that some scientists are looking for what might correspond to organs
developing in the different regions of the observable universe...?

[...]

~cheers~


earlier in the above post, StUdio also used the term 'amoeba like' just as found
in the link to the current thread starter, dated 27-07-2006 about the
colossal blob , Amoeba like structure recently discovered.
~food-for-thought~ the CGI of that 'blob'
could correspond to our hippocampus....and what would be really un-nerving
is when/if further mapping of super-structures in the universe discover another
'blob' which could correspond to the Pineal Gland...

then we (the human collective) will have to question religions & belief systems
as the universe itself, just could, resemble what scientists recognize as a brain

~well, i'm getting back to the mid-east crisis, thanks for the pleasant diversion
in our brain

fixed link

[edit on 29-7-2006 by masqua]



posted on Jul, 29 2006 @ 12:32 PM
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I think, when you look at it, you will find that everything... EVERYTHING... is just a ripple in a pond.

When you look at the structures that have formed in the universe, they are just swirls and curves - that's everything. If you could "rewind the universe" and watch it expand at a speed of a billion years a second, it would look like a confused ripple in a turbulent pond.



posted on Jul, 31 2006 @ 02:46 AM
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The idea about the known universe being a brain is kinda mind warping if you think about it. Funny how are perceptions can do that.



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 01:45 AM
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This doesnt seem to add up,maby there was a misunderstanding..

Galaxies are report being around 100-200 million lightyears in area? I never knew they were much less than that.When you mentioned 200 million lightyears across and mentioned galaxies within this "blog" it got my attention.

There could be anywhere around 100billion stars in your averaged size galaxy (by our terms) and their sizes are more than 100 million LY across (approx). The blogs probably much bigger.Much MUCH bigger.



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 02:13 AM
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Being that this thing is so huge and only observable by visual observation, one cannot be sure that what we see is in fact what is real. Space bends light and light travels very slowly in relation to these distances. Therefore can we truly say that what we see is real in relation to something that is so big?
Probably so, but remember that we are looking at this thing millions of year in the past, because it is so far away.

I always thought light as an observable measurement was a very inaccurate measuring tool for describing the CURRENT state of the universe.

EDIT:
Just had a thought. What is current in relation to the universe? What is time? Its all relative anyway just like space itself.

[edit on 1-8-2006 by Toasty]



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