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[BBC] Planck telescope observes Planck telescope observes cosmic giantscosmic giants

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The Planck space telescope has identified some of the largest structures ever seen in the Universe.

These are clusters of galaxies that are gravitationally bound to each other and which measure tens of millions of light-years across.

Astronomers say the Planck observatory has made more than 20 detections that are brand new to science.

The European Space Agency telescope has also confirmed the existence of a further 169 galaxy clusters.

Follow-up studies have hinted at the great scale of these structures.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12139982
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That is quite amazing, hundreds of clusters filled with millions of galaxy's, filled with billions upon billions of stars, quite a thing to wrap your head around.
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Planck telescope observes Planck telescope observes cosmic giantscosmic giants


^ ???
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Originally Posted by Xzeara View Post
Planck telescope observes Planck telescope observes cosmic giantscosmic giants


^ ???
I saw that too. The telescope must be observing itself observing giantscosmic giants.

It all makes perfect sense. But what are "giantscosmic giants"?
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You better fix your you better fix your you better fix your title.
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You better fix your you better fix your you better fix your title.
He is saying it with an echo sound effect to make it sound more dramatic.
    
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Damn we are insignificant,maybe the human race will never explore the entire universe ^^,i mean in all of our existence of course.

We are not even out of this planet

Sigh
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He is saying it with an echo sound effect to make it sound more dramatic.
its like the ikea summer sale:

its huge.
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Not only do the clusters contain colossal quantities of visible matter - stars, gas and dust - but they also retain even larger quantities of invisible, and as yet unidentifiable, "dark matter".
LOL I love the identification of something that is unidentifiable.
   
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LOL I love the identification of something that is unidentifiable.
Oh you mean like wind, sunlight were at one time and gravity still is?
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