Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Early Universe pic

Check out this deep image taken of galaxy formation from the early universe.

I find it interesting that the galaxies seem to form along planes or tendrils - almost swirling looking in places. Wonder what it says about the underlying structure of things - Not really a random looking distribution at all.

This image made me think of a comment by Brian Greene in one of his string theory books where he says the structure of the early universe is painted all across the sky in the distribution of the stars/galaxies - only its spread out and much larger now than it was back then.

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