Astronomers claim the universe is homogeneous

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According to a study by a group of Australian astronomers, when viewed on a large scale, the universe would be homogeneous, confirming existing theories about how matter is distributed across space.

According to news published by the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), astronomers were based on information obtained from the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey, a detailed map of the universe that shows the exact location of over 200, 000 galaxies, in a survey of large scale never done before.

Astronomers drew imaginary circles around galaxies, counting how many of them existed within these circumferences. Then the researchers generated a random distribution of points and counted the number of galaxies within circles of the same size as those previously drawn, in order to compare the results.

Even distribution

That way, if we had a camera that could record the size of the universe and allow us to zoom out - that is, move the perspective away - we would be able to see that the stars are forming galaxies, and these, for example. in turn come together to form even larger groupings. These groups, finally, are also close enough to form supergroups.

However, all of these formations, when viewed from far away and on a large scale, would appear homogeneously, presenting a fairly uniform distribution of matter and confirming the physics model created by physicists based on Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Sources: arXiv and ICRAR