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
Cosmic Web“The concept of the cosmic web—viewing the universe as a set of discrete galaxies held together by gravity—is deeply ingrained in cosmology. Yet, little is known about architecture of this network or its characteristics. Our research used...
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
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 deep image shows the nebula (cyan) extending across 2 million light-years that was discovered around the bright quasar UM287 (at the center of the nebula). The energetic radiation of the quasar makes the surrounding intergalactic gas glow, revealing the morphology and physical properties of a cosmic web filament. The image was obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory. (Credit: S. Cantalupo, UCSC)