Enormous Hole Found in Cosmos
Scientists spot unexpected void a billion light years wide
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2007 3:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Astronomers have discovered a mysterious gigantic hole in the universe, reports Space.com. Unlike black holes, created by super dense material, this hole is devoid of matter. It measures nearly a billion light years wide and is 10 billion light years from earth. The hole was discovered by examining input from the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico and satellite radiation readings.

"Not only has no one ever found a void this big, but we never expected to find one this size," said a researcher.  "What we've found is not normal, based on either observational studies or on computer simulations of the evolution of the universe."