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Important work is now being done on mapping the universe, how the galaxies are scattered through intergalactic space. To the surprise of a lot of scientist, on a scale of 100's of millions of light years, the galaxies are not strewn at random, or concentrated in clusters, but instead strung out on odd irregular surfaces like this. Every dot in this animation is a galaxy.
The first maps, published in 1986, were a great surprise to the astrophysicists. They had expected to find relative uniformity above the scale of the already-familiar galaxy clusters. Instead, the first surveys showed--and subsequent surveys have confirmed--that great clusters of galaxies are arranged in thin sheets or long filaments. The longest sheet detected, called the "Great Wall," extends hundreds of millions of light years across the maps... Interspersed amongst the sheets are great holes, ranging in size from 100 million to 400 million light years in diameter, almost devoid of galaxies. Margaret Geller and John Huchra, two of the scientists on the Center for Astrophysics team, likened the structures to a collection of giant soap bubbles, with the galaxies residing on the surface of the bubble.
Originally posted by Faiol
maybe its just our tech that is not capable to identify galaxies that are more away than these;
Originally posted by VonDoomen
reply to post by Unity_99
If you look at the many pics I provided. It looks as in all of this matter is getting flung out from a particular point in space, which one COULD assume they originated in this general area. Im not stating any facts, just trying to look at it from a curious observer point of view.