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The Universe is Trapped in its Own Web April 5, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in cool stuff, Enviroment, In The News, Science & Technology.
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RedOrbit – Space – The Universe is Trapped in its Own Web
Astronomers from the University of Nottingham, UK, and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain), have found the first observational evidence that galaxies are not randomly oriented.

This discovery confirms one of the fundamental aspects of galaxy formation theory and implies a direct link between the global properties of the Universe and the individual properties of galaxies.

Galaxy formation theories predicted such an effect, but its empirical verification has remained elusive until now. The results of this work were published the 1 April issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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