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Boredom/Supervoids (2007)


WMAP ColdSpot

Ironically enough it was boredom that lead to the discovery of the supervoid in the WMAP cold spot:
Lawrence Rudnick stated: “One morning I was a little bored, and said, ‘why don’t I look in the direction of the WMAP cold spot’” He pointed the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico top the area and he and his team were suprised to find a supervoid of 280 megaparsecs (nearly a billion light years) in diameter.