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Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall

(Her-CrB GW)
(large slab of galaxies discovered in 2013)

The Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall (Her-CrB GW) is a galaxy filament discovered in 2013 in the investigation of a gamma-ray burst. It has a redshift in the range of 1.6-2.1, i.e., 10 billion light-years distant, and is 10 billion light-years long, 7.2 billion light-years wide and 900 million light-years thick. It is a billion light-years away and is 1.3 billion light-years across.

It displaced the Sloan Great Wall as the largest known structure in the universe. Its size presents scientific questions that promise to influence theories and research.

(large scale structure)
Further reading:
/Lookback Years
1.63.18Gpc10.38GlynearestHercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall
2.13.48Gpc11.34GlyfurthestHercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall
Coordinates:Her-CrB GW

Referenced by pages:
galaxy filament
Great Wall
Sloan Great Wall (SGW)