The Cosmic Web, or: What does the universe look like at a VERY large scale? The images at 1:36 or so, and then toward the end of the video, look so much like a neural network that it's a little bit scary...and amazing! It also makes you think about so many possibilities.Life is, indeed, a mystery!
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)
http://www.facebook.com/ScienceReason ... Dark matter filament studied in 3D for the first time! NASA/ESA Hubblecast 58: Caught in the Cosmic Web - Dark Matter Structure Revealed by Hubble Space Telescope. In this episode of the Hubblecast, Joe Liske (aka Dr J) shows how a team of astronomers has used Hubble and a battery of other telescopes ...
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: www.newser.com/story/181023/dark-matters-cosmic-web-spotted-for-1st-time.html
This stunning spherical image manages to cram in the entire universe, including our Solar System at the centre. The mind-boggling image also packs in the outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Cetauri star and the cosmic web along with the Milky Way galaxy, Andromeda galaxy and other nearby galaxies