The "Great Wall" Of Space: Galactic Superclusters a Billion Light Years Away Extend for 5% of Observable Universe
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August 28, 2009

The "Great Wall" Of Space: Galactic Superclusters a Billion Light Years Away Extend for 5% of Observable Universe

GreatWall The vastest structure ever is a collection of superclusters a billion light years away extending for 5% the length of the entire observable universe.  Insert "yo mamma" joke here.  If it took a God one week to make the Earth, going by mass it would take him two quintillion years to build this thing - far longer than science says the universe has existed for, and it's kind of fun to have those two the other way round for a change.  Though He could always omnipotently cheat and say "Let there be a Sloan Great Wall."


The great wall is a massive array of astronomical objects named after the observations which revealed them, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.  An eight year project scanned over a quarter of the sky to generate full 3-D maps of almost a million galaxies.  Analysis of these images revealed a huge panel of galaxies 1.37 billion light years long, and even the pedantic-sounding .07 there is six hundred and sixty billion trillion kilometers.  This is science precisely measuring made-up sounding numbers.

This isn't the only wall out there - others exist, all with far greater lengths than width or depth, actual sheets of galaxies forming some of the most impressive anythings there are.  And these walls are only a special class of galactic filaments, long strings of matter stretched between mind-breaking expanses of emptiness.

The immensity of existence truly defies human understanding - which makes it very humanly awesome of us to try anyway.  If people could understand for a single second the true scale of everything out there, all our idiotic problems would evaporate instantly.  (Either because we got our acts together or our heads popped, no bets on which.)

Luke McKinney

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Actually, "God created the heavens and the earth" within some timeframe within that initial week...well, at least that what it reads ;) You're going to bait trolls with remarks like that.

"Yo Mama's so fat, she extends across 5% of the observable universe."

"Yeah, well Yo Mama's so ugly they named the Horsehead Nebula after HER"

Does it spell out, "We Apologize for the Inconvenience" ?


Is it the Abel cluster of galaxies ??

Is it something else ??
Why the article does not provide the name of this supercluster ????

Or it is just the 'supercluster' of which the 'virgo cluster' is part of and in turn the local group is part of the Virgo cluster ??

Is it is only 1,5 billion Y distant then must be our 'supercluster'.
Apparently they have measured the depth and it is really deep if it extends for 1 billion year or the like distance.


However clustered supermassime groups are not infrequent...Luke give a look to the Abel cluster that i guess if further away from us...but it bends the light in a incredible way (Abel lensing).....give us more data on the monstaer so we can look too to the wonder.

Regards to the supercluster of galaxies.

why did god make the universe so big ? was she showing off ? was she O C D ?

but the observable cosmos is only a higgs-particle of eternity!

"The immensity of existence truly defies human understanding - which makes it very humanly awesome of us to try anyway. If people could understand for a single second the true scale of everything out there, all our idiotic problems would evaporate instantly."

Dear Luke McKinney, great admiration from the depth of my heart for these two sentences. That momentarily uplifted me from the existential predicament of a small human creature on this tiny planet. Yes, indeed, if humans grasp even for a second the immense vastness of the universe, they would realize the pettiness of their pride, prejudices, wars and violence. Utter pity that we have totally insulated ourselves from the mysteries of life and the immense universe.

Rajnish
http://rewiringthebrain.net/

Mind boggling immensities. Should be humbling, although incomprehensible for human beings conscious of their insignificance. Nevertheless, the human brain/mind/consciousness, on the quantum scale, eventually may become vast enough to comprehend and interact with the universe... or remain enclosed in its current, encapsulated mode. Anything is possible, reason why life is so exciting, but sometimes limited, for lack of communication among humans.
God, conscious of having created humanity, even as a by product, should have no such limitation.

Simon Says

well you all are fucking bitches yo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ass hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kind of spins the mind. I mean, with all the stuff that the universe provides, from the smallest neutrinos up to that kind of vastness... Amazing!
So why is it that we are so self important and conscious? I mean, who really cares if the school/office/workplace doesn't like you for whatever reason, when there are hundreds of times more planets out there that could care less, and possibly provide even more life to not like you. :)

The Universe is really, REALLY big! The fact that people are starving is now irrelevant. Thanks asshat McKinney!

"Yes, indeed, if humans grasp even for a second the immense vastness of the universe, they would realize the pettiness of their pride, prejudices, wars and violence."

The vastness of the universe isn't about to stop us from being selfish. If anything, it would simply make us desire even greater things. What people lack is compassion, not intelligence.

God is eternal(no beginning). An impossible concept for the human mind to completely comprehend. Take 1 trillion years, a long time to live. Now multiply that number with any other number and it will always be a small number compared to eternity-Gods life. Anyone who gets into Gods Kingdom is indeed very blessed.

Gods throne is above the stars as the bible record indicates. I accept that as truth. In the book of Daniel 9:21 "Yea, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation." It sounds like Daniel seen a vision at the beginning of prayer and this angel came from Gods throne to teach Daniel. Given the vastness of space and the fact Gods throne is far above this continued expansion, Angels must travel at millions, billions, or even trillions times light speed to get here in minutes. Beyond human words no matter what vocabulary one has acquired.

There is no end to time and there is no end to space.
To me that is eternal. God is without beggining or end and that
to me is eternal. I love the study of space and the galaxies and
God.

People get confused, even fearful, of something (or someone) that is said to have always been here and always will be here. However, this is based on our (short and limited) understanding and perception of time and the passage of such. Time and space has been theorized to have either been created or popped into existence a finite, but long time ago. Also, it has been theorized it will come to and end at some point. Simply meaning that from our viewpoint and understanding it has not always been here, nor always will be here. Therefore, the Creator operates outside of these concepts, so to us, the Creator has and always been and always will be “here”. Not going to quote or paraphrase the bible in anyway, I don't buy into any of mans religious ideals. Those beliefs are just human rationality trying to understand something that is infinitely more complex than their self.

Really interesting comments. So, does this galactic array look like a wall to the naked eye, at least somewhere along it? Perhaps some specific distance or angle to it?

If the author of this article would just "think about it" for a moment, he would realize that the find in space "justifies" the existence of a super intelligent creator rather than deletes it. A big bangs, or a super explosion in space (as non-believers (like the author of this article)guess created the universe)would not leave structures. As Luke (a biblical name by the way)himself writes, there are many, many huge structures that have been found in space - ergo, no chaotic, destructive explosion can account for the creation of the creation of all that there is. I believe that if folk would just slow down for a moment, and think about the fact that they CAN think at all, and reflect on the stupendous engineering achievements that have been accomplished (i.e. the galactic "wall" or we ourselves), we would have fewer folk beating their breasts and announcing their ignorance and pettiness to the world.

That Luke couldn't understand how God could create the universe in 6 days because of its immensity is like an ant wondering how the same God could create a Luke McKinney who is more intricate than he or she. (Just in case you think ants are unisex). I'm sure the ant looks at the earth similarly as Luke looks at the universe, and wonder in unbelief! If the ant is an Athiest.

The universe is a hologram. Everything is made of thought power in a dreamy simultion so accurate and precise as it could be experienced like living in a video game for an enough awakening soul. The key to everything is in ur mind. The psycical universe is empty like a brain on seratonin a day after a extasy race. Life is an illusion.

Unimaginable creation.thanks to the great Cosmic Soul.


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