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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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Planck telescope observes Planck telescope observes cosmic giantscosmic giants

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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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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

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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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makes perfect sense

you have telescope A

then you have telescope B observing the heavenly bodies

now you have telescope A observing telescope B observing the heavenly bodies

thus "Planck telescope observes Planck telescope observes cosmic giantscosmic giants"
 

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Oh you mean like wind, sunlight were at one time and gravity still is?
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wait dood thats too much logic.

in all seriousness though, you're spot-on 100%

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Tens of millions of lightyears accross you say?

Large...
Large. but proably already gone if you in that area

since is 4 billion light years away from us, that light take 4bil to get here, and average star usually last around 5billion, so those sun may already implosed into a black hole or some are a super red giant that will be supernovaing soon

or those are already nonexistence
 

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wait, so basically the galaxies are orbiting something that's a lot bigger than themselves???
No. They're orbiting each other. The universe is constantly evolving. Things drift too close to each other, even galaxies, and collide after wobbling around each other for many millennia.
 

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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.
... and many of us (humans) think that we the most intelligent beings in existence!
 
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