Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

Is the Cosmic Web the last major "structure" in the Universe, or could it be a part of larger mega-galaxy?


I meant, could the Cosmic Web be a part of a larger "swirl", the way a galaxy looks

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    At this point, it's unknown.  It appears to stretch to the limits of the known universe, and presumably beyond;  but - at this point - we don't know what that 'beyond' may look like... that being said, we have no reason to suspect it's any different.  

  • ANDY
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    "A larger mega-galaxy" you say. Well, galaxy is the name we gave to stars accumulated in one zone. So it could be large (mega as you said) or dwarf, like the ones orbiting our Milky Way.

    The cosmos is a synonym for universe. So in the cosmos there are galaxies. And in the universe there are galaxies.Your question, therefore, is not clear. 

  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It can't be part of a mega-galaxy because the force binding galaxies together is gravity and structures that big are beyond the pull  of gravity due to their huge size and the finite speed of light at which gravity operates. Structures at this scale are really defined by small scale variations in very early universe that have subsequently expanded.

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