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Astronomers Discover Largest Known Structure In The Universe

| January 12, 2013

The awesomeness of God

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” Psalm 8:3,4

How big do you think God is? The bible says the ALL of the universe is the “work of His fingers”. Is He big enough to save your soul?

Read the story below and then tell me how big God would have to be to be bigger than this.

From SPACE: Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end.

The structure is a large quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous galactic nuclei powered by supermassive central black holes. This particular group is so large that it challenges modern cosmological theory, researchers said.

“While it is difficult to fathom the scale of this LQG, we can say quite definitely it is the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe,” lead author Roger Clowes, of the University of Central Lancashire in England, said in a statement. “This is hugely exciting, not least because it runs counter to our current understanding of the scale of the universe.”

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Light from the most distant quasar yet seen reveals details about the chemistry of the early universe.

Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe. For decades, astronomers have known that they tend to assemble in huge groups, some of which are more than 600 million light-years wide.

But the record-breaking quasar group, which Clowes and his team spotted in data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, is on another scale altogether. The newfound LQC is composed of 73 quasars and spans about 1.6 billion light-years in most directions, though it is 4 billion light-years across at its widest point.

To put that mind-boggling size into perspective, the disk of the Milky Way galaxy — home of Earth’s solar system — is about 100,000 light-years wide. And the Milky Way is separated from its nearest galactic neighbor, Andromeda, by about 2.5 million light-years.

The newly discovered LQC is so enormous, in fact, that theory predicts it shouldn’t exist, researchers said. The quasar group appears to violate a widely accepted assumption known as the cosmological principle, which holds that the universe is essentially homogeneous when viewed at a sufficiently large scale.

Calculations suggest that structures larger than about 1.2 billion light-years should not exist, researchers said.

“Our team has been looking at similar cases which add further weight to this challenge, and we will be continuing to investigate these fascinating phenomena,” Clowes said.

The new study was published today (Jan. 11) in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. source – Yahoo News

 

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  1. Zion says:

    Yep! MMMHHHMM.

  2. Arley says:

    Mar_10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
    In three places, Mark makes this type statement. Awesome God we have, huh? ((^8

    One thing God cannot do, Lie. That may be the why He hates lying so much?? a thought.

  3. Tracy says:

    Yes, we serve an awesome God, and there is so much more that we don’t know about this vast universe.
    Heaven must be more than awesome.

  4. Steve C says:

    The numbers talked about in this article are imaginable!!

    Let’s just say that God is revealing his awesome powers for us to identify with, and Praise Him for his majestic powers!! Our God is an AWESOME GOD, He reigns from Heaven above!! Can’t wait to see the place He’s prepared for me, no mortgage either, that too was all paid for when He died for me.

  5. GregLeigh says:

    He is preparing our place right now Steve!!! Unless He already had and He is right at the door..ready to get us.

  6. NewMan says:

    You can almost hear His footsteps!! If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your own personal Lord and Savior . . . Well the time is running out!! Look around. Its not just earthquakes and famines anymore. The signs are everywhere !! Get prepared !!

  7. New York says:

    If you ask me it looks as if the pit is being prepared and its big so Michael can’t miss the target.

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