Sounds like a hit song:

There’s a hole in the center of the universe

A hole in the center of the universe

A hole in the center of the universe,

And it chills the microwaves

But the news today is that scientists at the University of Minnesota discovered a huge area in the center of the universe that is…empty of stuff:

The cosmic blank spot has no stray stars, no galaxies, no sucking black holes, not even mysterious dark matter. It is 1 billion light years across of nothing. That’s an expanse of nearly 6 billion trillion miles of emptiness, a University of Minnesota team announced Thursday.

the area was discovered because microwave photoms passing through the area got colder than normal, suggesting there was no matter nearby. When the photons pass through areas of space with matter, they pick up a small amount of energy from “Dark Energy”, which is the energy of expansion from the Big Bang.
A paper with scientific details  HERE.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket. 

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