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Planck discovers filament of hot gas linking two galaxy clusters

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posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 12:24 PM
i love it when we find mass,
it hides from us you know.......... that is till now.

some of this mass is unexpected and finding it chips away at the missing mass of the universe.

The current understanding of cosmology suggests that the Universe is dominated by dark matter and dark energy. The remaining 'normal' matter – or baryonic matter – of which stars and planets are made, accounts for just a tiny fraction of the cosmic budget, less than five per cent. Baryonic matter can, in principle, be detected through the electromagnetic radiation it releases. But there's a problem: the amounts of baryonic matter detected via astronomical observations in the distant, ancient Universe and in the nearby one do not match. Astronomers have struggled to locate about half of the baryonic matter expected to be present in the local Universe.

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Numerical simulations of the formation of cosmic structure predict that galaxies and galaxy clusters are embedded in the cosmic web, and that the WHIM might account for most of the baryonic matter in the local Universe. This network of tenuous gas ranges in temperature from 100,000 to several tens of millions of K and due to its extremely low density has proved very hard to detect.

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hard to measure and difficult to detect but large volumes of hot gas are "joining" these two galaxies

which could mean that these filaments are also distorting light as it travels through the filament

very interesting from a grav lens view point


posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 12:49 PM
Remember that diagram revealing how the structure of brain neurons looks exactly like the way galactic clusters congregate?

You can google ' brain neuron universe ' that should bring it up.

Anyways, are these low density jets of gas which are supposed to connect galaxies the equivalent of the pathways connecting neurons?

Is there some type of information trasmission going on here? If there was, I doubt we would even know what to look for.

posted on Nov, 20 2012 @ 12:52 PM
Here is the link to the diagram.

brain and universe the same?

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