‘Bubble’ of galaxies discovery may revolutionise cosmology

7 Sep 2023
Artist's impression of the galaxy bubble.
Artist's impression of a giant bubble of galaxies discovered by an international team of astronomers. Image: Frédéric Durillon

An international team of astronomers has discovered a giant ‘bubble’ of galaxies, measuring one billion light-years across, in the nearby universe.

Team member Dr Cullan Howlett from The University of Queensland’s School of Mathematics and Physics said the discovery has significant implications for how the  expansion rate of the universe is measured – a major point of contention amongst cosmologists.

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