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Scientists discover a huge ‘extragalactic structure’ behind the Milky Way

A composite image showing the 58 galaxies clustered together in the

Astronomers have discovered a gigantic extragalactic structure hiding in an unknown region of space far beyond Milky Waycenter.

This imaginary region, known as the avoidance region, is an empty spot on our map of the universe, comprising between 10% and 20% of the night sky. The reason we can’t see it—at least with standard visible-light telescopes—is that the Milky Way’s bulging center obscures our view of it; The center of our galaxy is very dense with stars, dust, etc. issue This light is scattered or absorbed by the avoidance zone before reaching Earth telescopes.