Seeing patterns in noise: gigaparsec-scale ‘structures’ that do not violate homogeneity

@article{Nadathur2013SeeingPI,
  title={Seeing patterns in noise: gigaparsec-scale ‘structures’ that do not violate homogeneity},
  author={Seshadri Nadathur},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={434},
  pages={398-406}
}
  • S. Nadathur
  • Published 7 June 2013
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Clowes et al. (2013) have recently reported the discovery of a Large Quasar Group (LQG), dubbed the Huge-LQG, at redshift z 1:3 in the Data Release 7 quasar catalogue of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. On the basis of its characteristic size 500 Mpc and longest dimension > 1 Gpc, it is claimed that this structure is incompatible with large-scale homogeneity and the cosmological principle. If true, this would represent a serious challenge to the standard cosmological model. However, the… 

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