Found: Largest Structure in Universe

    This artist’s impression shows how ULAS J1120+0641, a very distant quasar powered by a black hole with a mass two bas illion times that of the Sun, may have looked. This quasar is the most distant yet found and is seen it was just 770 million years after the Big Bang. This object is by far the brightest object yet discovered in the early Universe.

    ESO/M. Kornmesser

    Astronomers announced Saturday the discovery of the largest known structure in the universe. The large quasar group (LQG), which is a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end. Lead author of the study, Roger Clowes, says its size is hard for even him to imagine. "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," he said.

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