Saturday, July 22, 2017

Supercluster Saraswati

Did you see the news regarding the recent discovery of a supercluster now named Saraswati? Containing 43 clusters across 600 million light years and located 4 billion light years from us, its hugeness and antiquity are  likely to antedate the age of our universe which is now placed at 13.8 billion years.

Since this supercluster is unlikely to be the most ancient of similar sized or even larger superclusters, the age of the universe will ever remain an enigma. It is always a formidable challenge to understand the attributes of either the largest or smallest structures.

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