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
- 2 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- ANDYLv 52 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.
- DixonLv 72 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.