Tuesday, January 10, 2012

'Fat' galaxy cluster discovered 7 billion light-years away

Cosmologists can't get their head around an infinite universe, infinite doesn't compute on their scientific calculators or super computers. Therefore they have the best job security in the galaxy, spending trillions looking for Hobbs and his side kick Boson. Astronauts and Scientists have the best jobs period. Am I jealous, envious? Darn tootin!



The largest galaxy cluster ever seen in the distant universe has been spotted by an international team of scientists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile.
Researchers have named this cluster "El Gordo," Spanish for "the fat one." It is located 7 billion light-years away from our planet.

Galaxy clusters are held together by gravity, and are the largest structures in the universe. Scientists are interested in using these clusters to study mysterious phenomena called dark matter and dark energy, which collectively make up about 95% of the universe. That's right all the material that we see and know so well is only 5% of the universe we inhabit.
Dark matter doesn't emit or absorb light; dark energy is thought to be responsible for the expansion of the universe. The formation of galaxy clusters like El Gordo depends on the amounts of dark matter and dark energy, so it may hold clues to these phenomena.
El Gordo is made up of two separate galaxy subclusters that are colliding at several million kilometers per hour, the European Southern Observatory said.


  1. That poor galaxy is going to resent being called, "El Gordo!" Talk about having a big self-image problem... Geez! "Hey Galaxy... that star system makes your butt look fat!"

  2. 7 billion light years......wow. how long did it take for that light to get to the telescopes lens,oh thats right , time only exists in linear fashion here on 3d earth.Still how long would that be ?I don't think there is a number big enough for that concept except......... infinity!

  3. hi lou, when do you think the Infinite Universe Theory are going to be mainstream once more?, or people will still buy that big bang craps

  4. I can wwrp my head easily about an infinite universe. Its just whats on the other side that intrigues me.

  5. John I was thinking the exact same as you. I guess the infinite universe is spot on.

    Its like asking a turtle what a corporation as? Would they have any idea?

    I love these news articles.

    Instead of MSNBC MSLOU!

  6. Just more stuff to support our Universal Cycle Theory!