Heavyweight galaxy cluster

Astronomers have discovered a massive cluster of galaxies in the early Universe.

The most massive conglomeration of galaxies ever spotted in the early universe has been found, astronomers say.

This behemoth galaxy cluster contains about 800 trillion suns packed inside hundreds of galaxies. And it’s not even finished growing.

The newfound cluster, called SPT-CL J0546-5345, is about 7 billion light-years from Earth, meaning that its light has taken that long to reach us. Thus, astronomers are seeing this clump as it was 7 billion years ago.

By now, it likely will have quadrupled in size, researchers said.

How one can imagine there is no life dancing amongst those 800 trillion (and by now, 3200 trillion) stars is beyond me.

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2 comments on “Heavyweight galaxy cluster

  1. The UN says we are not ready for ET to drop in. I say rubbish. I have beer in the fridge and chips on the counter. I’m ready for peaceful contact or a war of the worlds.

  2. I read about this the other day. It was seen in the southern hemisphere’s sky via the south pole observatory.

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