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(Newser)   Scientists have found a structure so large that it undermines their understanding of the universe   (newser.com) divider line 27
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2013-01-11 06:16:06 PM
11 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: So how the fark did this go unnoticed for so long?


Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen...
2013-01-11 05:16:11 PM
7 votes:
Your mom.
2013-01-11 05:20:30 PM
6 votes:
Came for your mom, leaving satisfied (as usual)
2013-01-11 07:01:59 PM
5 votes:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Rosanne Barrs Fupa?


i2.kym-cdn.com
2013-01-11 05:27:55 PM
4 votes:

Huck Chaser: Known as a "large quasar group" (LQG)

That's really the best they could come up with?


I woulda named it "Sheila."

"Sheila" is a nice name.
2013-01-11 08:07:11 PM
3 votes:
"LQGs are often gigantic-previous examples have clocked in at more than 600 million light-years across-but this new discovery is literally impossibly large"

I literally dropped dead reading that.
2013-01-11 07:10:11 PM
3 votes:

Huck Chaser: Known as a "large quasar group" (LQG)

That's really the best they could come up with?


They follow the Leonard of Quirm method of naming. It is that someone already invented the telescope, otherwise that would be the "looking-at-far-away-objects-as-if-they-are-closer-by-tube"
2013-01-11 08:57:57 PM
2 votes:
Read the headline to my 9 year old. She said:

Is it bigger than Uranus?

/love that kid
2013-01-11 08:13:14 PM
2 votes:

Felgraf: Huck Chaser: That's really the best they could come up with?

Hey, physics does name some things in cool ways!

Like the "Oh My God Particle" (No relation to the Higgs Boson), a cosmic ray that was observed hitting the earth's atmosphere with the kinetic energy of a 60mph fast ball.

A *SINGLE PROTON* with the kinetic energy of a 60mph fast ball. It was traveling at 0.9999999999999999999999951 the speed of light. It was the first ultra-high-energy cosmic ray ever recorded. (There's a lot of them, they'd just never been recorded before now).


They even invented a new force until for that: the Moyer.
2013-01-11 07:45:37 PM
2 votes:

poonesfarm: AdolfOliverPanties: So how the fark did this go unnoticed for so long?

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen...


The Total Perspective Vortex is allegedly the most horrible torture device to which a sentient being can be subjected.

When you are put into the Vortex you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation, and somewhere in it a tiny little mark, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says, "You are here."

Located on Frogstar World B, the machine was originally invented by one Trin Tragula in order to annoy his wife. Because she was forever nagging him for having no sense of proportion, he decided to invent something that would show her what having a sense of proportion really meant. Unfortunately the shock of being placed in the Vortex destroyed her brain, but Trin Tragula's grief was tempered by the knowledge that he had been right and she had been wrong. In Adams's words, the Total Perspective Vortex illustrated that "In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion."
2013-01-11 07:41:48 PM
2 votes:

Lsherm: Huck Chaser: Known as a "large quasar group" (LQG)

That's really the best they could come up with?

Modern astronomers don't really come up with good names anymore.  I blame Messier, who identified objects in the sky and numbered them in the order he observed them.  Not very creative:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Messier_objects


To be fair to Messier, he was a comet hunter. He numbered the objects because they weren't comets. They were more of an annoyance to him.
2013-01-11 07:22:13 PM
2 votes:
Yes, many people have been examining my penis for ages, now....
2013-01-11 07:13:23 PM
2 votes:
Sorry, I'll zip back up.
2013-01-11 06:12:59 PM
2 votes:
Hence, science is all washed up and creationism is true. CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS.
2013-01-11 05:57:20 PM
2 votes:
Large Quasar Group is a great name for a Prog Rock band.
2013-01-12 05:47:46 PM
1 votes:

Huck Chaser: Known as a "large quasar group" (LQG)

That's really the best they could come up with?


How about FLQG ?
2013-01-12 12:27:23 AM
1 votes:
Just Another OC Homeless Guy: "Hmmm.... So... where did they get the extra mass, that was not already there?"

A really big 3D printer.
/Come on, you know I hadda.
2013-01-11 08:32:11 PM
1 votes:

StopLurkListen: ...Any bets they find something even larger and have to name it Big Huge Large Quasar Group?


www.boiseweekly.com

"What about Bolt Vander-Huge?"

/MST3K Content Requirement for Thread #7531146: Fulfilled.
2013-01-11 08:27:08 PM
1 votes:

dualplains: The Mulatto Maker: [img.phombo.com image 800x554]

I recently saw someone refer to the Mars Science Laboratory as an 'atomic powered interplanetary science tank', and my first thought was, "JPL needs to step up their naming game."


Oh God. You have no idea. This blog subby links to left off the best part.

http://www.space.com/19227-biggest-structure-universe-explained-info gr aphic.html

"Left: Above the dashed line is the newly discovered "Huge Large Quasar Group" (HUGE-LQG). Below the dashed line is the previously known Clowes-Camposano Large Quasar Group (CC-LQG)"

...Any bets they find something even larger and have to name it Big Huge Large Quasar Group?
2013-01-11 08:18:11 PM
1 votes:
I thought "structure" referred to something that was constructed, not just formed by nature. I was hoping they'd found a black monolith. I am dissapoint.
2013-01-11 07:35:57 PM
1 votes:
The LQG formerly known as Prince's Ego.
2013-01-11 07:15:24 PM
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: So how the fark did this go unnoticed for so long?


Quasars are so far away that they don't exist anymore.  We only see them 10b+ LY away which means they died out long ago.
2013-01-11 06:53:25 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: I blame Messier


He was surprisingly neat about it.
2013-01-11 06:45:05 PM
1 votes:

poonesfarm: Hence, science is all washed up and creationism is true. CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS.

ATHIESTS

ftfy (remember: athy, athier, athiest)

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com image 825x628]
Rosanne Barrs Fupa?


You go to hell!  You go to hell and you die!
2013-01-11 06:18:57 PM
1 votes:

poonesfarm: AdolfOliverPanties: So how the fark did this go unnoticed for so long?

Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen...


I figured that when we scanned space before, the LQG had turned on its side and was hidden behind a moon.
2013-01-11 06:15:10 PM
1 votes:

poonesfarm: Hence, science is all washed up and creationism is true. CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS.


Exactly.  God just installed a new 3,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 watt bulb in heaven.
2013-01-11 05:47:55 PM
1 votes:

Huck Chaser: Known as a "large quasar group" (LQG)

That's really the best they could come up with?


They probably are covering their bases in case they find one bigger, e.g. "The Hubble really really ultra super deep field, this time we mean it."

/Can't wait to see what the Webb telescope finds.
 
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