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What is the Large Scale Structure of the Universe?

3 May 2015, 10:52 UTC
What is the Large Scale Structure of the Universe?
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Question: What does the structure of the universe look like at the largest scales?

Galaxy cluster are distributed evenly throughout space with no large gaps
There are many more galaxies and clusters in some directions (up and down the milky way’s disk) and very few galaxies in other direction
Linear or wall like distributions of galaxies, clusters, and superclusters surrounding relatively empty regions- like soap bubbles
Galaxies and cluster are very thiny spread out in the near distance, and are more closely packed at greater distances from the milky way

– Jared
Answer: I think that option 3 comes closest to the actual distribution of galaxies in the universe. The large-scale structure of the Universe is made up of filaments and voids. When we look closely at the filaments, we find that they can be broken down into superclusters, clusters, galaxy groups, and finally into galaxies.
Jeff Mangum

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