Scientists at the Savitribai Phule Pune University in India have discovered the Saraswati supercluster of galaxies. At over 650 million light years across, it’s one of the largest structures in the universe. Read about their story of discovery in New Scientist.
It feels humbling sometimes to remember the place we hold in the universe. As someone once said:
“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.”
(Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)