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Giant voids of the cosmos are helping scientists make more precise maps of the universe. This simulated view of the large-scale structure of the universe shows the vast cosmic web of galaxies, as well as the dark, empty expanses of the cosmic voids in between. Credit: Nico Hamaus, Universitäts-Sternwarte München, courtesy of The Ohio State University


The universe is bigger than we thought. Much bigger! — It turns out, what we call the observable universe — the part visible within our cosmological horizon, AKA "the final frontier" — has at least 10 times more galaxies than the mid 1990s Hubble Deep Field images count of about 100 to 200 billion.


The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region's spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula.

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Cosmic 'web' seen for first time

DARK MATTER - SCIENTISTS SEE GLUE THAT HOLDS UNIVERSE TOGETHER - A cosmic web filament revealed in Lyman-α emission around a luminous high-redshift quasar - 20 January 2014 - With additional links:


Our electromagnetic connection to the Sun and its connection to the electric currents streaming into it from outside the solar system. Electric currents are everywhere...from the Cosmic Web, to superclusters of galaxies to galaxies to stars, planets, weather and even us. Electricity rules the universe, without it nothing would exist.


New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have revealed alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in the Universe. A European research team has found that the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in a sample of quasars are parallel to each other over distances of billions of light-years. The team has also found that the rotation axes of these quasars tend to be aligned with the vast structures in the cosmic web in which they reside. (ESO)