Some privileged people have the chance to look towards the starry sky and observe all the amazing events that happen on the celestial ceiling and beyond. The most privileged human beings have the chance to travel through space and let their eyes see things that most of us only dream about or see in pictures.
An international team of astronomers have found the largest feature in the known universe, namely a ring of nine gamma ray bursts which measure five billion light years across. This is something extremely hard to imagine and impossible to grasp with the naked mind.
Gamma ray bursts are known to be the brightest electromagnetic happenings in the universe and they are thought to be the result of extremely explosive high mass stars which collapse into black holes.
Each of the seen gamma ray bursts represents a galaxy and with powers combined and bursts gathered together, their explosive energy reveals a massive ring of galaxies, which is the largest feature observed in the universe. According to the observations, the GRBs appear to be a similar distance away, seven billion light years from Earth. The great wonders appear in a circle which measures 36 degrees across, which translates into a feature five billion light years across.
After attentively observing the phenomena, astronomers believe the gamma ray bursts are associated, as the entire team of 9 is located at a similar distance from Earth. There is nevertheless a 1 in 20.000 probability of the GRBs to be distributed this way by chance. In fewer words, they are associated with the same structure, an entirety of events which gathers all details in a single feature, namely the largest feature in the universe. This structure, according to cosmological models, should not exist. But like all things imagined or believed to be true, it is.
Conventional theories state that the universe should have a uniform distribution of matter over its largest scales. This is the basic “Cosmological Principal”, agreed upon by NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and Europe’s Planck space telescope, which have both observed the entire process of distribution of the universe’s ancient cosmic microwave background. However, a growing list of discoveries in the cosmic abyss seems to contradict even the 1.2 billion light year limit.
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