Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretch 4 billion light-years from end to end. The structure is a light quasar group (LQG), a collection of extremely luminous Galactic Nulcei powered by supermassive central black holes.
So that’s cool and everything, but maybe some of you would be interested to know why this is a significant find? Beyond just its record-setting bigness.
Since Einstein, physicists have accepted something called the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe looks the same everywhere if you view it on a large enough scale. You might find some weird shit over here, and some other freaky shit over there, but if you pull back the camera far enough, you’ll find that same weird and/or freaky shit cropping up over and over again in a fairly regular distribution. This is because the universe is (probably) infinite in size and (we are pretty darn sure) has, and has always had, the same forces acting on it everywhere.
So why is this new LQG so radical? (It stands for ‘Large Quasar Group,’ btw, not ‘Light Quasar Group.’)
Well, let’s try to comprehend the scale we’re dealing with. A ‘megaparsec,’ written Mpc, is about 3.2 million light years long. The Milky Way is about 0.03 Mpc across (or 100,000 light years). The distance between our galaxy and Andromeda, our closest galactic neighbor, is 0.75 Mpc, or 2.5 million light years. LQGs are usually about 200 Mpc across. Assuming a logarithmic distribution of weird shit outliers (if you don’t know how logarithmic distribution curves work, don’t worry about it), cosmologists predicted that nothing in the universe should be more than 370 Mpc across.
This new LQG is 1200 Mpc long. That’s four billion light years. Four BILLION LIGHT YEARS. Just to travel from one side to the other of this one thing. I mean for fuck’s sake, the universe is only about 14 billion years old! How many of these things could there be?
Right now it looks like the Cosmological Principle might be out the window, unless physicists can find some way to make the existence of this new LQG work with the math (and boy, are they trying). And that’s totally baffling. It would mean—well, we don’t have any idea what it would mean. That the universe isn’t essentially uniform? That some ‘special’ physics apply/applied in some places but not in others? That Something Happened that is totally outside our current ability to understand or quantify stuff happening?
By the way, no one lives there. The radiation from so many quasars would sterilize rock.
are you telling us astronomers have discovered something which is literally fucktuple the size of anything else previously estimated to exist
Anything that fucking rewrites all of what we know about the universe needs to get its ass on my blog. It’s giant, glowy, black hole filled ass.
Reblogging for the totally legit usage of the mathematical term “fucktuple.”
This gives me just about all of the science horn. I love space.
I. LOVE. SPACE.
I received so many messages to make this! And so I finally did. I’m only putting the freakiest of all the stories.
STORIES THAT RECEIVED THE MOST INTENSE REACTIONS
Here are stories I’ve posted. I get them mostly from reddit no sleep (not every story here is from there however). They’ve received intense reactions from tumblr and reddit users alike. Some of them maybe long but trust me every word is worth it.
Betsy the Doll: most popular creepy story I’ve post, I’ve received the most insane reactions from you guys about this story
Annie96 is typing: an interactive chat story, nothing will pop out at you but the screen shakes a bit. the ending creepy a lot of people out.
My father’s long, long legs: another interactive spooky story
I found a girl I knew in a porno: extremely sickening, going to put a huge trigger warning here for the horrifying NSFW concepts
Dr.Ramsey stalker story: some people have twisted minds, and what makes this even more horrifying is how the user who posted this claimed these are real life events
Autopilot: voted the most popular no sleep reddit story
630-296-7536: what’s horrifying about this is how when you call the number you hear the exact same terrifying message as said in the story. It honestly works.
Something off in my basement: a story written by horror writer Cliff Barlow. It’s both upsetting and terrifying.
String Theory: this one really makes you think
The story of her holding an orange: while the creepiness isn’t apparent at first to some, many found it psychologically twisting
The girl in the log: tumblr users really liked this story, while it is haunting it has a sweet ending
The shadow web: what’s really freaky about this is that it based on the real concept of something called the deep web
True Schizophrenia Story: a terrifying look into someone’s real hallucinations
Grandpa’s 2nd Voice: what makes it haunting is how there are true cases of this story
Lunch: don’t read this while eating is all I can tell you
Why I didn’t shower for 21 years: beautifully written and you probably won’t want to be alone in a bathroom after this
Conversation over skype: when I first read this one I got shivers down my spine, talk about a twist
World’s Best Psychologist: this really messes with your minds and leaves you more questions than answers
The Creature: it knows. it knows everything.
MOST POPULAR STORIES ON CREEPY PASTA
The first time I found out about this site was my junior year of high school. After reading a couple stories, I was so incredibly terrified I vowed never to go back. But ofcourse that didn’t last for so long, because they are so addicting.
You can view a ratings index of all creepy pasta stories here. They are numbered from most spooky to least spooky. Have fun ;)
These are only a paragraph or two long.
As more and more creepy stories are written or if I discover anymore cool ones, I will be posting them! Please look back my freaky story section for updates on stories!
WAIT IS IT ACTUALLY GENUINELY A THING THAT AMERICANS DON’T HAVE KETTLES?
BUT THEN HOW DO THEY MAKE TEA?!
by throwing it into the harbor
The Devil’s Bridge (Dyavolski Most) in Bulgaria
I love when places have made up legends behind them and this one is one of my favorite stories. It goes like this:
A young ambitious man decides he will build a bridge over the Arda river. The Devil appears before him and offers his assistance. He tells him that he will show him the secret to building a bridge that will outstand anything and last forever, but in return he has to incorporate the Devil’s face into the brige or else he would take his soul to hell (the usual devil stuff). The Devil wanted his face to be invisible and visible at the same time. The man ends up building the bridge and even managed to add the devil’s face into it through the water’s reflection.
So I was watching the weather channel this morning… The forecast came up and I guess the decided to put the Washington monument on the side of it in honor of the Fourth of July. Annnnd they chose this…. It’s looks like a freakin klan member.
The movies that will really freak you out are the ones that are mind blowing and full of twists.
Tumblr has a lot of horror movie posts but I have yet to see a psychological thriller one, so here you go! Enjoy :)
Please look up a brief description of each movie to check for triggers before watching.
- Shutter Island (2010)
- The Machinist (2004)
- Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
- Black Swan (2010)
- Memento (2000)
- The Flock (2007)
- Requiem for a Dream (2000)
- Anamorph (2007)
- Martyrs (2008)
- The Butterfly Effect (2004)
- Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
- The 6th Sense (1999)
- Side Effects (2013)
- Sinister (2012)
- Extracted (2012)
- Red Lights (2012)
- Sleep Tight (2011)
- Absentia (2011)
- I Saw The Devil (2010)
- Frozen (2010)
- Orphan (2009)
- The Killing Room (2009)
- The Broken (2008)
- Awake (2007)
- Inside (2007)
- Mr.Brooks (2007)
- Vacancy (2007)
- Zodiac (2007)
- Bug (2006)
- Dark Water (2005)
- White Noise (2005)
- Hard Candy (2005)
- Secret Window (2004)
- Saw (2004)
- Saw II (2005)
- Saw III (2006)
- Saw IV (2007)
- Saw V (2008)
- Saw VI (2009)
- Saw 3D (2010)
- Stoker (2013)
- Frailty (2001)
- What Lies Beneath (2000)
- Identity (2003)
- Mindhunters (2004)
- Triangle (2009)
- Spider (2002)
- Flight Plan (2005)
- Unknown (2011)
- The Jacket (2005)
- Stay (2005)
- Seven (1995)
- Tell No One (2006)
- Das Experiment (2006)
- Angel Heart (1987)
- The Uninvited (2009)
- The Others (2001)
- The Skeleton Key (2005)
- In Dreams (1999)
- The Gift (2000)
- Primal Fear (1996)
- Deception (2008)
- The Invisible (2007)
- Arlington Road (1999)
- Phone Booth (2002)
- American Psycho (2000)
- Cube (1997)
- The Fourth Kind (2009)
- Insomnia (2002)
america is great you can buy 240 sticks with explosive materials on them for $9 and they have the american flag on them