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2011/10/01

Cosmic Thread That Binds Us Revealed

Cosmic Thread That Binds Us Revealed: Astronomers at The Australian National University have found evidence for the textile that forms the fabric of the Universe.

In findings published in the October Astrophysical Journal, the researchers discovered proof of a vast filament of material that connects our Milky Way galaxy to nearby clusters of galaxies, which are similarly interconnected to the rest of the Universe.

The team included Dr. Stefan Keller, Dr. Dougal Mackey and Professor Gary Da Costa from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at ANU.

"By examining the positions of ancient groupings of stars, called globular clusters, we found that the clusters form a narrow plane around the Milky Way rather than being scattered across the sky," Dr. Keller said.

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