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|'So this represents a challenge to our current understanding and now creates a mystery--rather than solves one.' The titanic structure also appears to break the rules of a widely accepted cosmological principle, which says that the universe would look pretty much uniform when observed at the largest scales. 'It could mean that our mathematical description of the universe has been oversimplified-and that would represent a serious difficulty and a serious increase in complexity.' Significant not only for its record-breaking size, the massive structure could possibly shed light on the evolution of galaxies like our own Milky Way. One theory holds that this type of colossal collection of quasars may be precursors to galaxy superclusters in the modern universe. 'This structure is bigger than we expect based on the shockwaves formed in the universe after the big bang.'|
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