Astronomers Discover Largest Structure In The Universe!

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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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This is AMAZING! Seems like we're discovering new wonders in space everyday now.

Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end.

The structure is a large quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous galactic nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes. This particular group is so large that it challenges modern cosmological theory, researchers said.
Space.com Article

Researchers say their calculations suggest that structures in space larger than 1.2 billion light-years shouldn't exist! Time to recalculate!


Photo Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:31 PM
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Absolutely beautiful



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:40 PM
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4Billion lightyears eh? We're going to need a bigger telescope.
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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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That is truly astounding.

With all these new discoveries practically everyday it won't be long before they announce they have found extraterrestrial life somewhere.

What exciting times we live in.

S&F



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:51 PM
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Accordingly that object should not exist...time to re-write some science...



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Wide-Eyes
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4Billion lightyears eh? We're going to need a bigger telescope.
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Uuh no. 4 billion kilometres is a very very small distance cosmicly.

It's 4 billion light years. Now thats mindblowing. Isn't the universe its self supposedly only 27.5 billion ligt years wide. That's a big percenage of the whole.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:56 PM
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Anyone ever get the impression we need a major new discovery for the formulas and methods used to calculate distance in space? Once in awhile there seems to come such a story that leaves me wondering how far off EVERYTHING outside our immediate star system is for actual vs. "book" distance. Hmmm..

Beautiful structure, whatever it's size though! It boggles the mind what more there must be to find.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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"That's' eh one Spieceh meat-ball!"



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 04:58 PM
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The picture is an artist's impression of a single quasar. The structure they are talking about is around 75 of these spread across 4 billion lightyears, not a single object.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 05:06 PM
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The universe is such a beautiful place!



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 05:34 PM
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Who said anything about kilometers?



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by Wide-Eyes
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Who said anything about kilometers?


I drank a kilometer of Beer once. I expanded about as big as that there Qwasar> Though I never reported it.

Top 10 Star Mysteries this new structure will make it 11. or one of the 10 will be dropped. Hell I don't know.

www.space.com...

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posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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I just want to say I love those pictures and would love to see something like that with my own eyes instead of artists impressions. Even though they are just as good something of that scale I feel can only be fully admired with one's own eyes.



posted on Jan, 11 2013 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by MystiqueAgent
I just want to say I love those pictures and would love to see something like that with my own eyes instead of artists impressions. Even though they are just as good something of that scale I feel can only be fully admired with one's own eyes.


Hopefully astronomers can snap us a real picture soon. I bet it looks awesome.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:24 AM
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S&F, thanks for the heads up.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:27 AM
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Thats funny, this is not the only time cosmology has been wrong...the Hawking and Susskind debate rings bell...



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:30 AM
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Vey...Very Cool! Good Job finding this!

Split Infinity



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 01:22 AM
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Just on a side note.....anyone ever wonder if our universe is just an atom that makes up some other being? Sort of like in Men in Black where they are looking for that universe or world and its on the collar of a cat? I mean everything is perspective.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 04:17 AM
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Awesome, but thats not a structure. It's more of an object?



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 04:22 AM
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Looks like theAliens have been trying to drill their way into another dimension, maybe its their cannon to shoot them far & beyond, who knows but I like it & its possibilities





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