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Astronomers Discover Largest Structure in the Universe

16 Nov 2013, 04:03 UTC
Astronomers Discover Largest Structure in the Universe
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Now this is REALLY Big News. –Ben Astronomers Discover Largest Structure in the Universe It’s ten billion light years across and almost as far away but nobody had spotted it…until now What’s the largest structure in the Universe? That’s a question that has intrigued scientists for centuries. Today, they get an answer thanks to astronomers [...]

Now this is REALLY Big News.
–Ben
Astronomers Discover Largest Structure in the Universe
It’s ten billion light years across and almost as far away but nobody had spotted it…until now
What’s the largest structure in the Universe? That’s a question that has intrigued scientists for centuries. Today, they get an answer thanks to astronomers who say they’ve discovered the largest structure ever observed and one that dwarfs the previous record-holder by billions of light years.
…I Horvath at the National University of Public Service in Budapest, Hungary, and a couple of pals say they’ve identified something even bigger. Their data is based on gamma-ray bursts,…
…These gamma ray bursts form a structure that is some ten billion light years in size, significantly larger than even the Huge-LQG. So this thing, presumably another wall of even more distant galaxies, is the new largest ...

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