Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Miss Universe?

So astronomers have discovered a gargantuan hole in the middle of the universe.

The hole is nearly a billion light-years across. It is not a black hole, which is a small sphere of densely packed matter. Rather, this one is mostly devoid of stars, gas and other normal matter, and it's also strangely empty of the mysterious "dark matter" that permeates the cosmos. Other space voids have been found before, but nothing on this scale.

Astronomers don't know why the hole is there.

"Not only has no one ever found a void this big, but we never even expected to find one this size," said researcher Lawrence Rudnick of the University of Minnesota.

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Anonymous said...


My goodness. That's hilarious!


dr.gambit said... do you find this stuff? can i get her number? man, that girl's so dense, light bends around her (get the physics link?) my nerdboy status shall never be in doubt!!