Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday Spotlight: Impossibly vast "ring" found in universe is actually a spiral



From phys.org, we have this remarkable article posted on the 7th September, Surprising giant ring-like structure in the universe, reporting on a vast "ring-like" pattern of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) measuring some 5 billion light-years across. To put the scale of this structure in perspective, until now it was thought that no large-scale structure could be maintained that measured more than 1.2 billion light-years in extent.  To offer a cosmic yardstick of its breadth, one would need 35,000 Milky Way galaxies to span this structure.
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp

The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
More background from the article:

The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion light years for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.

Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.

The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.
Whatever caused this structure, or -- as the astronomers infer, pattern -- it is manifestly not a ring, but qute obviously a spiral. A very clear and neatly-shaped spiral following the natural order of the Fibonacci sequence, which we wrote about in relation to the Ionic order some time ago.



The Fibonacci sequence (0; 0+1=1; 1+1=2; 1+2=3; 2+3=5; 3+5=8; 5+8=13...) is the mathematical progression underlying natural growth and the spiral form is the physical and geometric expression of that growth, so to see an unrecognized spiral in the largest-known and (heretofore-believed impossible) structure in the universe is, simply put, staggering. Obviously, it indicates natural order on a truly cosmic scale that we have only just stumbled across.

And again, it is a spiral form that has been discovered, not a ring. With all its profound implications.
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-univers
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.htm
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#jCp
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-li
The newly-found ring-shaped feature is large enough to contradict the cosmological principle (CP), which sets a theoretical limit of 1.2 billion for the largest structures. The researchers assume that the ring could be a projection of a spheroidal structure and we see it nearly face-on because of the small variations of GRB distances around the object's center.
Although they claim to have found evidence for a regular structure, the apparent shape of this ring is based only on a visual impression.
The astronomers conclude that the ring is probably not a real physical structure. But further studies are needed to reveal whether or not the structure could have been produced by a low-frequency spatial harmonic of the large-scale matter density distribution or of universal star-forming activity.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-ring-like-universe.html#Now, this is being called a circular structure by its discoverers, but one glance at it and it is obviously a spiral. .

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