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“Just as a fish may be barely aware of the medium in which it lives and swims, so the microstructure of empty space could be far too complex for unaided human brains."

Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, physicist, Cambridge University

Our known Hubble length universe contains hundreds of millions of galaxies that have clumped together, forming super clusters and a series of massive walls of galaxies separated by vast voids of empty space.

Great Wall:  The most vast structure ever is a collection of superclusters a billion light years away extending for 5% the length of the entire observable universe.  It is theorized that such structures as the Great Wall form along and follow web-like strings of dark matter that dictates the structure of the Universe on the grandest of scales. Dark matter gravitationally attracts baryonic matter, and it is this normal matter that astronomers see forming long, thin walls of super-galactic clusters.

If it took 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, and it's kind of fun to have those two the other way around 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 is six hundred and sixty billion trillion kilometers.  This is science precisely measuring made-up sounding numbers.

Sloane_9:  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.

Some of these elongated super clusters have formed a series of walls, one after another, spaced from 500 million to 800 million light years apart, such that in one direction alone, 13 Great Walls have formed with the inner and outer walls separated by less than seven billion light years.

Recently, cosmologists have estimated that some of these galactic walls may have taken from 80 billion to 100 billion, to 150 billion years to form in a direct challenge to current age estimates of the age of the Universe following the Big Bang.

The huge Sloan Great Wall spans over one billion light years. The Coma cluster (image above) is one of the largest observed structures in the Universe, containing over 10,000 galaxies and extending more than 1.37 billion light years in length.

Current theories of "dark energy" and "great attractors" have been developed to explain why a created universe did not spread out uniformly at the same speed and in the same spoke-like directions as predicted by theory. But as Sean Carroll of the Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics at Cal Tech is fond of saying, "We don't have a clue."

Britain’s Astronomer Royal, Lord Rees, says some of the cosmos’s biggest mysteries, like the Big Bang and even the nature of our own self awareness, might never be resolved. Rees, who is also President of the Royal Society, says that a correct basic theory of the universe might be present, but may be just too tough for human beings’ brains to comprehend.

Casey Kazan and the Daily Galaxy staff.

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Image at top of page shows the central region of the Coma cluster of galaxies. The photo was obtained using the Wide Field Camera at the INT telescope in the Observatorio Astrofísico del Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma (Spain). Photo by David Martinez-Delgado, Antonio Marin-Franch and Antonio Aparicio.


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If you take a look at the 3D model produced by the Sloan data and then have a look at photos of human brain tissue as seen under the microscope you'll see an amazing similarity of structure.

It could simply be that the universe is the way it is because it is following a recipe much that of a embryonic human, constantly growing and multiplying it's cells until reaches adult hood. Ever since i was a child ive always had this idea that the universe is a gigantic being and we are all just the bacteria that inhabit it. Therefore there may not be any simple answers to why we are here or how reality came into being.

these walls are only a special class of galactic filaments, long strings of matter stretched between mind-breaking expanses of emptiness.

I think this is very good!good post.

i agree with the aspect that indicates the mysteries of the universe thta appear difficult to unravel. Dark matter remains a great mystery vis-vis visible matter, specvially when both must have been created simultaneously at Big Bang!It seems that dark matter is non baryonic as the quark constitutents of visible mater that did not merge in forming nuclei and atoms and somehow got frozen in free state.

Well. It is something like beginning to explain the concept of infinity, where one like the Unique Big Bang theory, does not fit in.

Hello very dear Sirs,
Thank you so much for this site,
Galaxies,groups of galaxies,walls of galaxies are simply marvellous,
May the Good and Great God bless you so much in Jesus Christ,

Heart and keep pushing, keep the pursuit of progress

I knew it was going to get more complicated, not easier to explain! Since young this story of one universe which started from a Big Bang looked so childish to me. It could have been a simple localized bang to create our immediate space structure but to consider it as the whole universe, where there would be nothing after the boundaries of it, did not fit the impression I had about the “magnificent” brains studying it. Now with all those invisible forces acting upon the equations of the scientists it is even harder not to envision a universe full of universes,... and big bangs all over!

God created universe is far more complex and any simple definition is like blind men trying to define an elephant.
Great wall of the universe is the proof. KSM

This may actually be a "second universe" but beware it may not be the largest object in the universe because when you see pillars of creation type topography in closer parts of our universe you are looking at splatter material from a massive collision between more or less solid objects. You are only seeing the active energy parts of the universe.

Could that area either be us peering into an alternate universe or a peice that is stuck in that sector from another galaxu.Possibly an alien civilization or to me the most plausable maybe where the big bang explosion orginated fro.

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