Strings of galaxies found in voids

Galaxies arranged in delicate strings have been discovered in the huge, empty regions of the universe called voids.

A research team led by Dr Mehmet Alpaslan from the University of Western Australia node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research created the largest ever galaxy census of the southern skies using observations from the Anglo-Australian Telescope.

They discovered a completely new type of galaxy structure they have called ‘tendrils’, short strings of faint galaxies that inhabit regions of the universe previously thought to be empty.

The team will be expanding their detailed map of the universe, furthering research into these vast spaces whose structure remains largely invisible from Earth.

Read more at The University of Western Australia