Many people want to know what exists beyond Milky Way Galaxy. It turns out that science has an answer ready for this. A new theory describes our galaxy as a sphere with a thick shell that increases in dimensions. On top of that, it has a radius of 1 billion light years, and it is the largest void hole that the scientific world is aware of. Beyond the borders of our realm lies matter which consists of galaxies and stars.
The Universe Resembles a Swiss Cheese
The University of Wisconsin joined the global efforts to better understand the structure of the outer space through a new study. Their research paper managed to come up with a more complex description of the universe than an infinite nothingness. They represented it with an analogy to Swiss cheese. Based on this picture, the universe is made of matter, yet it has holes in it. Our world resides in the largest void hole of them all.
The matter that constitutes the universe takes shape through filaments. These are nothing else but superclusters of galaxies. Therefore, the matter is made of planets, stars, but also dust and gas. The element that keeps all these together is dark matter together with dark energy. However, science hasn’t managed yet to solve the mysteries around these concepts. They are believed to take up around 95% of the universe.
Our Galaxy Standing in the Largest Void Hole Explains Other Theories
While this new theory sounds odd, like any other innovative ideas, there are no other studies to prove it wrong. On top of that, the Swiss cheese theory can greatly support another missing piece in the puzzle of the universe, namely the expansion rate.
Until now, scientists believed that any of the techniques that are used to measure the expansion rate should give the same result. However, not a single pair of calculations renders similar numbers. On the other hand, the new theory explains this incongruent phenomenon. The outer matter puts pressure on the shell of our universe in an uneven way. Therefore, it is natural to exist different variations.
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