NBC reports on the discovery of the largest group of quasars ever found, stretching across 4 billion light years of space.
“This particular group is so large that it challenges modern cosmological theory, researchers said.”
Roger Clowes is lead author of the study of information gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The, “Newfound LQC is composed of 73 quasars.”
“The newly discovered LQC is so enormous, in fact, that theory predicts it shouldn’t exist, researchers said. The quasar group appears to violate a widely accepted assumption known as the cosmological principle, which holds that the universe is essentially homogeneous when viewed at a sufficiently large scale.“
The universe proves not inclined to follow the rules yet again.