In August 2007, scientists from the University of Minnesota published an astonishing finding in the Astrophysical Journal. The universe, they declared, had a hole in it — a hole far bigger than anything scientists have ever seen or expected. This “hole” spans almost one billion light years and is six to 10 billion light years from Earth, in the Eridanus constellation.

T­he hole was initially detected by a NASA program studying the spread of radiation emitted from the Big Bang, which scientists believe spawned our universe. It was then further examined using information gleaned from the Very Large Array (VLA) telescope, used in the NRAO VLA Sky Survey Project to study large sections of the visible sky.

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Interesting article, read the full one for all the info. The Trekkie geek in me is endlessly fascinated with such findings. Wonder what does this mean for us?

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