The Cosmological Principle

These days it goes without saying that the universe is the same in every direction, at least on large scales. Or is it? We take a look at a new result from the Sloane Digital Sky Survey that seems to show a big smiley face in space, or more precisely, a decidedly non-random distribution of matter on a very large scale. We’ll discuss what it means, or doesn’t, take a look at citizen science, and discuss the latest in space news, nerd news, and a sci-fi trivia.

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