The Largest void in universe Discovered


Hubble image of MACS J0717

Astronomers have detected the universe’s largest known cosmological supervoid in the Southern constellation of Eridanus.  Spanning some 1.8 billion light years !!!!!!!

(1 Light Years ~ 9 Trillion Kilometer)

It might be the single largest structure ever in the universe, and the only sign of it is nothing – just empty space 1.8 billion light years across. That’s 18,000 times larger than our entire galaxy.

the team remains mainly baffled as to why such an extensive void — in which the “density of galaxies is much lower than in the known universe” — could have actually arisen.

“This supervoid is certainly rare,” Greg Aldering, a cosmologist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California, told Forbes.  “Underdense by about 30 percent, it’s not completely empty.  But what’s rare is the [spatial] extent of this void itself.”

Source : Forbes

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12 thoughts on “The Largest void in universe Discovered

  1. Perhaps human being describes this void as a void because it is at a different dimension; and cannot describe inside of course in such a situation. Perhaps this void is a place where there are parallel universes; did you ever think about? Here is frequently such beatiful crazy ideas come to my mind:)

    1. Everything is possible but scientifically there is no evidence of extra dimensions. Many research and experiments are going on but none of them are able to give any sign of extra dimension.
      So presently it is safe to say that it is a void
      But everything is possible in universe

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