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A Hole In Space ???

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:11 PM
A vast hole in space has been unexpectedly discovered in a part of the universe thought to be packed with a cloud of dense gas and dust — the latest in a string of cosmic finds by the European Herschel infrared space telescope.

The surprising hole in space has provided astronomers with a new glimpse at the end of the star-forming process.

"No one has ever seen a hole like this," said study team member Tom Megeath of the University of Toledo in Ohio. "It's as surprising as knowing you have worms tunneling under your lawn, but finding one morning that they have created a huge, yawning pit.

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:22 PM
neither image link worked, and they take you to a regular website, both of which have nothing to do with this post...

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:25 PM
reply to post by sstark

Try this one...It's a little old though.....


The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise.

The hole is nearly a billion light-years across. It is not a black hole, which is a small sphere of densely packed matter. Rather, this one is mostly devoid of stars, gas and other normal matter, and it's also strangely empty of the mysterious "dark matter" that permeates the cosmos. Other space voids have been found before, but nothing on this scale.

Interesting thread OP

[edit on 11-5-2010 by Rising Against]

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:35 PM
I found another one for ya:

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:37 PM
I'm not a fan of the term 'a hole in space', as it's misleading. This is infact just regular space, the hole is in the gas itself. It's just an area without gas.

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:17 PM
Abig hole?

Maybe it was created to swallow something in particular? Like this perhaps

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:19 PM
By the way, is there any way at all that this is not a hole but an object getting closer?

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 04:04 PM
Weird article, "dark matter" is still pretty much theorized, so how can they say this region does (or does not) contain it?

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 04:41 PM
reply to post by Gazrok

Gravitational effects. It's what the theory is based off of to begin with, so the only way to say whether or not it 'exists' in any particular area is via the gravitation effects that we can observe.

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