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Largest structure in the universe discovered

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

UCLan team discover largest structure in the universe



University of Central Lancashire said:

The large quasar group is so large it would take a spacecraft travelling at the speed of light some 4 billion years to cross it.

An international team led by academics from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has found the largest known structure in the universe. The large quasar group (LQG) is so large that it would take a spacecraft travelling at the speed of light some 4 billion years to cross it.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

Dang!!!


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Wow! That's pretty cool!


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

And if you zoom out from it a bit you're inside a piece of thread inside another string theory


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

That is big.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

View PostHilander, on 11 January 2013 - 07:12 PM, said:

That is big.

That's what she said...


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:36 AM

Yay... So now what?...

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:43 AM

it would take a spacecraft travelling at the speed of light some 4 billion years to cross it.

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Darn, need to be back by next Wednesday, do you have anything a touch closer to home?

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:45 AM

View PostAquilaChrysaetos, on 12 January 2013 - 12:36 AM, said:

Yay... So now what?...
faster spaceships I would imagine, they are working on it all the time....one day!

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 12 January 2013 - 12:45 AM, said:

faster spaceships I would imagine, they are working on it all the time....one day!

Oh goody. More planets for humans to go destroy...

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:51 AM

Is it the edge of the universe? :huh:

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:51 AM

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largest structure in the universe
some 4 billion years to cross it

Cool finding.
I feel a new sets of "Yo mama's so fat"-jokes coming on.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:00 AM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 12 January 2013 - 12:51 AM, said:

Is it the edge of the universe? :huh:
is there an edge to the Universe?

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:01 AM

View PostAquilaChrysaetos, on 12 January 2013 - 12:50 AM, said:

Oh goody. More planets for humans to go destroy...
wait for iiiiiiitttttt....we have not finished destroying this one yet.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:06 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 12 January 2013 - 01:01 AM, said:

wait for iiiiiiitttttt....we have not finished destroying this one yet.

:lol: Gotta finish the first job before we move on to the next one, eh?

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