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Big Ring Structure found 9.2 Billion Light Years Away in universe carrying thousands galaxies

Big Ring Structure found 9.2 Billion Light Years Away in universe carrying thousands galaxies
Written by Manoj Kadam
Big Ring Structure found 9.2 Billion Light Years Away in universe carrying thousands galaxies

Big Ring Structure found 9.2 Billion Light Years Away in universe carrying thousands galaxies

It is perhaps difficult to even estimate how far the universe has spread its wings. Modern science has been successful in peering far into the universe with the help of huge telescopes. Space scientists have now spotted a structure 9.2 billion light years away that contains thousands of galaxies and their clusters. It looks like a ring. This ring is so big that its size is said to be at a distance of 1.3 billion light years. This is described as its diameter. To give an idea of ​​its size, scientists have said that if 15 full moons are seen one after the other, then it is that big. This discovery is being reported by the University of Central Lancashire.

Alexia Lopez, a PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), has spotted a large ring made up of thousands of galaxies at a distance of 9.2 billion light years. From this it can be thought that the universe is infinite. According to NDTV, Alexia had seen a similar large arc (curve) in space two years ago. This arc was also as large as 3.3 billion light years. These two structures were observed from the same distance, and in the same cosmic time. Both of them are present at a distance of only 12 degrees.

The university has issued a statement regarding this discovery in which Alexia has said that nothing can be said about these two giant structures from the way we are currently looking at the universe. Their huge size, their shape, and the presence of both of them in such proximity tells us something very important, but we do not know what that thing is. One possibility suggested here is that it may be related to the Big Ring Baryonic Acoustic Oscillation (BOA).

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Baryonic acoustic oscillations originate from the early universe and today they should appear to be cone-shaped, an arrangement of galaxies. But later, after a thorough study of the ring, it was said that it did not match the BOA. It is much larger and not cone shaped. Alexia further said that an even bigger structure can be seen ahead of it. But the proximity of the Big Ring and the Big Arc to each other is also very exciting, which gives us a new perspective to understand the system of the universe.

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