Space Discovery Draws Big Bang into Question
A team of astronomers have observed an object in space whose existence draws into question the reality of the big bang theory.
The structure is a large quasar group (LQG) composed of 73 quasars, which stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end, making it the largest structure ever seen in the entire universe. To put this into perspective, the entire Milky Way galaxy is about 100,000 light-years wide.
A quasar is an extremely luminous and very energetic black-hole-powered galactic nucleus.
By conventional reasoning an object of the size of the newly discovered LQG could not have formed since the ‘big bang’ explosion and shatters long held theories of space - the currently accepted Cosmological Principle, based on the work of Albert Einstein, suggests that the largest structures we should be able to find would be about 1.2 billion light-years in size.
However, conventional science has not yet recognised any alternative to the big bang theory and, so far, scientists seem reluctant to revise the theory despite this latest finding.
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