Friday, September 26, 2008

Dark Flow

I love a good scientific discovery, but oh man, this is just plain weird.

Dark Flow

Apparently, some star clusters are moving towards a region in the sky as if by gravity, but nothing we know of in the observable universe could conceivably be responsible. It's as if there's something outside the observable universe pulling them there.

Now, it's important to understand that the observable universe isn't necessarily the totality of the universe - there may be lots of matter out there that we can't see yet because it's so distant that its light hasn't made it here yet.

But still this is a pretty amazing and bizarre discovery.

In my geekiness, I'm tempted to call this the Beyonder Force. :D

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