Monday, January 14, 2013

Astronomers have exposed the largest structures in the universe

A group of British astronomers exposed the largest known structures in the universe. This is a group linked by a single gravitational field of active galactic nuclei, which make bigger from one end to 4 billion light years away. Scientifically verbal communication, the structure is a large group of quasars.
Quasars themselves are very bright active galactic nuclei, which provide energy, supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

"It is difficult to determine the exact scope of such large structures, but the actuality that we have already been reliably confirmed, is the largest known structures in the universe. Study of such objects is surprising and exciting, they can confirm or refute our full knowledge of the Universe" - says Roger Clowes, biographer of the study and an astronomer at the University of Central Lancashire in England.

According to him, the scope of the quasars has telescopes with Sloan Digital Sky Survey. According to the monitoring, the group consists of 73 interconnected gravity quasars and has a length of about 1.6 billion light years from the center to the end point, or almost 4 billion light from one ending point to another. For comparison, the length of our galaxy, the Milky Way is about 100 thousand light years away from the Milky Way to our nearest other galaxy Andromeda is 2.5 million light years.

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