Scientists have discovered a huge formation in The space They called it the “giant arc of galaxies” because of its unique and exciting shape, but this discovery points to a profound flaw in our understanding of the nature of the large universe.
According to the journal “Science Alert,” the new discovery may have “serious implications” for our understanding and scientists’ perception of the evolution of the universe.
The images published for the new discovery indicate a group of galaxies centered next to each other to form what appears as an arc with a small curvature.
Scientists called the massive structure the “giant arc”, as it joins a very large group of giant structures scattered in the universe.
The arc is formed from a group galaxies Almost identical in size at a distance of 9.2 billion light-years, the arc is about 3.3 billion light-years wide, and is one of the largest structures ever identified in space.
“It is becoming difficult to ignore the growing number of megastructures beyond what is considered theoretically feasible,” said astronomer Alexia Lopez of the University of Central Lancashire in Britain.
“According to cosmologists, the current theoretical limit of the universe is calculated to be around 1.2 billion light-years, which makes the giant arc nearly three times larger.”
Scientists have established a standard model of cosmology called the “cosmological principle,” which states that on very large (large enough) scales the universe is homogeneous or “smooth” in all directions.
And each part of the universe should look very slightly more or less like any other part of the universe, with no major inconsistencies or bumps.
The large structures, more than about 1.2 billion light-years in size, can be considered just a bump. One or two of these bumps could be considered a coincidence, but more and more of these structures continue to emerge from recent data.
“The giant arc that we’re seeing certainly raises more questions than answers because it might expand the concept of very big (big enough) and the main question is what do we consider (big enough)?” Alexia Lopez said.