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Indian scientist find one of the largest known structures in the nearby universe, name it Saraswati

In what could be one of the biggest discoveries in space science, a team of astronomers from the Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), both in Pune, India, and members of two other Indian universities, have identified a previously unknown, extremely large supercluster of galaxies located in the direction of constellation Pisces. This is one of the largest known structures in the nearby Universe and is at a distance of 4,000 million (400 crore) light-years away from us.

Key Facts:

  1. This supercluster is a major concentration of galaxies and galaxy clusters, forming a wall-like structure
  2. his places it among the few largest and most massive superclusters known, comparable to the most massive `Shapley Concentration’  in the nearby universe
  3. In recent years, the discovery of the present-day Universe being dominated by “Dark Energy”, which behaves very differently from Gravitation, might play a role in the formation of these structures.
  4. This galactic concentration sheds light on the role of dark energy and cosmological initial conditions in supercluster formation, and tests the competing cosmological models.Read more at:

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