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Astronomers have found a big empty place in the universe. A massive void.
This hole is gigantic, nearly a billion light-years across. Inside it there are no planets, no stars, no galaxies, no gases. It’s just a huge cold spot.
A whole lotta nothing.
It can stretch and even boggle your mind to think of the incredible distances between stars in the sky. You might be aware that a light-year is a unit of distance — it’s the distance that light can travel in one year. One light-year equals about six trillion miles. Quite a distance.
So how far away are the stars in the sky? Our nearest neighbor is a star called Proxima Centauri. It’s about four light-years away. Twenty-five trillion miles.
And how about that massive void, that huge cold spot in the sky? It’s between six and 10 billion light-years away from us, and it’s nearly a billion light-years across. Our tiny heads cannot even begin to comprehend a hole that gigantic. It’s been described as a big...