Largest void in the universe

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  1. Cadbury

    Cadbury Member

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    This story describes an area in the cosmos 1.8 billion light years wide that appears to be devoid of any stars/galaxies.

    Perhaps there was an immense intergalactic war eons ago that employed star killers. Or perhaps automated star killers unleashed by an ancient civilization have gone on to extinguish every star they can reach. :leet:
     
  2. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    People still struggling to separate "truly random" from "uniform noise patterns".
     
  3. Akh-Horus

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    That's a lot of empty space.
     
  4. RobRoySyd

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    Unpredictable != random.

    Ignore the hole, it's the existence of the stuff that has the hole that needs explaining first.
     
  5. Zylatis

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    Peter F Hamilton was right all along!
     
  6. Pugs

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    pffft my wallet is the largest void in the universe
     
  7. Nitephyre

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    10 RUN yomom.bat
    20 GOTO 10
    Sorry, couldn't resist. :D
     
  8. GTR27

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    Maybe its a intergalactic species with a huge cloaking shield over their sector of the galaxy? So it appears empty, but is infact holding a vast fleet of ships, ready to pounce at a moments notice.
     
  9. RnR

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    Maybe there are Kardashev Type IV civilisations :wired:
     
  10. chainbolt

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    This must be the place where the Almighty is residing!
     
  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Some absolutely incredible discoveries beyond our planet and they barely rate a front page mention :(
     
  12. Akh-Horus

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    As we have only examined a poopteenth of the universe I would imagine there will be more of these located over time.
     
  13. patto

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    I came here expecting to see this:
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  14. chainbolt

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    LOL, the amount of sarcasm going into his direction is enormous.

    What I never understood is that it has been determined that the universe is "limited". How do they come to this conclusion?
     
  15. Akh-Horus

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    That in itself is a question I doubt we will ever know.
     
  16. /invariance\

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    Unfortunately not surprising and all too common given the level of support from government for pure science and the public education thereof.

    I would even go as far as saying that the only sector of science that is likely to see the front page the most is medicine, and then only if it can be directly applied to people, eg a step in cancer research.

    Don't interpret this as knocking medicine or cancer research, but an example of how only 'personally relatable science' gets attention due in part to the lack of public awareness of pure science (ie lack of government funding).

    \end rant.
     
  17. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    And what do we see on the front page today, Johnny Depps dogs in the country without quarantine....*sigh*. But I guess he gets hits....science doesn't.
     
  18. RnR

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    People love things on death row... apparently there is a huge media presence where the dogs are being kept.
     
  19. Revenge

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    Nah... they are in Glasgow.


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  20. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Indeed, as the Bali 9 media attention demonstrates.
     

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