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Hubble:Dark matter filament studied in 3D for the first time [heic1215]

16 Oct 2012, 13:00 UTC
Hubble:Dark matter filament studied in 3D for the first time [heic1215]

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have studied a giant filament of dark matter in 3D for the first time. Extending 60 million light-years from one of the most massive galaxy clusters known, the filament is part of the cosmic web that constitutes the large-scale structure of the Universe, and is a leftover of the very first moments after the Big Bang. If the high mass measured for the filament is representative of the rest of the Universe, then these structures may contain more than half of all the mass in the Universe.

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