Astronomers discover the biggest object in the Universe so far - the BOSS Great Wall

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Message 1771582 - Posted: 14 Mar 2016, 15:39:48 UTC

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-boss-largest-structure-universe-180958378/?no-ist

http://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-declare-the-boss-great-wall-the-biggest-thing-in-ever-found-in-the-universe

Even more mind-boggling is the fact that there are a lot of 'great walls' of superclusters floating around thousands and millions of light-years away. ......
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Message 1772052 - Posted: 17 Mar 2016, 3:29:58 UTC
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Make it billions of light years as well perhaps.

Also put a name on the different structures being found in the cosmos and it becomes easy to see all the confusion being related to this subject.

It was easier before, when we only knew of the Local Group, the Virgo Supercluster and next similar clusters being found in Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis and Hercules.

Still even these superclusters are only a part of the whole picture and the problem is where to stop when it comes to one thing and next start up with the next.

Apparently many galaxies are being present across the Universe and not necessarily being found in clusters or superclusters alone.

From a distance, even these galaxies, which appears dispersed or distributed across the Universe also becomes part of filaments or walls which are linking the individual clusters and superclusters with each other.

Most likely only speculation or theories until quite recently, but this fact may now be true because of the work being carried out by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

The results from this work may now give us the possibility at 3-D travel through space by means of an interactive video or similar presentation.

As new data are becoming available, the starting point could be the Solar system, next a galaxy being found in the Virgo cluster, before eventually ending up past a distant galaxy cluster several billions of light years away and only being visible on long exposure photographs being taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

And in all of this, we should not forget that we happen to be a part of this ourselves.
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Message 1772070 - Posted: 17 Mar 2016, 5:13:31 UTC

And we sit on an insignificant little flyspeck of a planet in an insignificant galaxy proud of ourselves at how much we think we know.
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Message 1772493 - Posted: 18 Mar 2016, 20:53:05 UTC - in response to Message 1772070.  

And we sit on an insignificant little flyspeck of a planet in an insignificant galaxy proud of ourselves at how much we think we know.


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Message 1772520 - Posted: 18 Mar 2016, 23:11:24 UTC
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You may perhaps remember the words of Jesus.

"Let all the small ones (assumedly meaning children or the poor)" come to me.

Perhaps he really was meaning something else instead. Perhaps think about ourselves being small in space and also insignificant as well.

Still we have been given both a conscience as well as an ability to learn.

We are learning certain things because there either are things we would like to know because of our curiosity, or maybe just because we happen to be intelligent beings.

Another thing is of course learning from those silly errors and mistakes we make at times and by doing so gaining new experiences in life.

Right now looking up the name of an astronomer who passed away a long time ago and is having one of the superstructures of the Universe being named after him.
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Message 1774897 - Posted: 29 Mar 2016, 6:08:18 UTC - in response to Message 1772520.  

You may perhaps remember the words of Jesus.

"Let all the small ones (assumedly meaning children or the poor)" come to me.

Perhaps he really was meaning something else instead. Perhaps think about ourselves being small in space and also insignificant as well.

Still we have been given both a conscience as well as an ability to learn.

We are learning certain things because there either are things we would like to know because of our curiosity, or maybe just because we happen to be intelligent beings.

Another thing is of course learning from those silly errors and mistakes we make at times and by doing so gaining new experiences in life.

Right now looking up the name of an astronomer who passed away a long time ago and is having one of the superstructures of the Universe being named after him.

I'd still want to think of myself as a "descendant from God"...& to be "powerful beyond comprehension"!

we've even answered some of the fundamental questions in Science & Universe...think of what awaits us out there?!
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