Empty Space – part 2September 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,…”
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.