Talking through their Eridanus hole

New Scientist: The void: Imprint of another universe?

In August, radio astronomers announced that they had found an enormous hole in the universe. Nearly a billion light years across, the void lies in the constellation Eridanus and has far fewer stars, gas and galaxies than usual. It is bigger than anyone imagined possible and is beyond the present understanding of cosmology. What could cause such a gaping hole? One team of physicists has a breathtaking explanation: "It is the unmistakable imprint of another universe beyond the edge of our own," says Laura Mersini-Houghton of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Interesting use of the word unmistakable, I thought.

Be honest now, did you ever suspect these scientist types were making it up as they went along?

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. WAHHH? It's a bleedin' hole....I'm starting to think of the astronomy version of 'This parrot is dead'...'No it's just resting'....etc.........

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