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Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall

(Her-CrB GW)
(large slab of galaxies discovered in 2013)

The Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall (Her-CrB GW) is a Galaxy Filament discovered in 2013 in the investigation of a Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB). It has a Redshift (z) in the range of 1.6-2.1, i.e., 10 billion light-years distant, and is 10 billion light-years long, 7.2 billion light-years wide and 900 million light-years thick. It is a billion light-years away and is 1.3 billion light-years across.

It displaced the Sloan Great Wall (SGW) as the the largest known structure in the universe. Its size presents scientific questions that promise to influence theories and research.


(large scale structure)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules-Corona_Borealis_Great_Wall
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
1.63.18Gpc10.37GlynearestHercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall
2.13.48Gpc11.34GlyfurthestHercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall

Referenced by:
Galaxy Filament
Great Wall
Sloan Great Wall (SGW)

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