Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall
(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
gamma-ray bursts. The evidence for it is many GRBs from the region, implying
the region has a relatively dense population of GRB sources,
presumed associated with galaxies.
It has a redshift in the range of 1.6-2.1,
i.e., 10 billion light-years distant, and is
10 billion light-years in its longer dimension,
light-years wide and 1 billion light-years thick.
It displaced the Sloan Great Wall as the
largest known structure in the universe.
Its size presents scientific questions that
promise to influence theories and research.
(large scale structure)
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|1.6||3.18Gpc||10.38Gly||nearest||Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall|
|2.1||3.48Gpc||11.34Gly||furthest||Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall|
Referenced by pages:
Sloan Great Wall (SGW)