# 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} }

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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