Empty Space – part 2

September 1, 2007 at 11:30 pm | Posted in Science, Space, Strange | Leave a comment

In a follow-up to the prior article, an about to published paper on the subject says the following:

“Taking the most optimistic void statistics … which can be approximated … a 140 Mpc void would occur with a probability of 5 × 10−10, considerably more rare than our estimate for our Universe (3×10−5) based on the existence of the cold spot.”

“Voids this large currently seem improbable in the concordance cosmology,…”

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=181546&highlight=Gaping+Hole

Someone else in the above discussion observes that its twice the size of the largest previously known “hole” in space. So its not a garden variety discovery.

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