OK, well I said Last Thread was my last thread, and it shall be the last one I post in, ultimately, but I have to break from it being the last thread I launched due to this stunning development in our universe.
As you've maybe noticed, things of our universe catch my attention often and sometimes I share them with the Loft. This one is potentially the biggest development I've ever included in Loft discussions, and of course of the news I've read of these topics as well.
A quick review of the article is that in 2006 a device was launched search for and detect signs/sounds of the earliest stars. Now, since space is a vacuum, sound waves do not travel really at all, but radio waves can since they are technically light waves. Our galaxy, like others, emits a 'hissing' sound. This we have known since the 1930s. What is new is that, this new device, the ARCADE, has, instead of detecting signals from or of our earliest stars and their formation, detected an extremely loud roar or boom. Analysis today has concluded that early stars, known radio sources of other galaxies and gases cannot account for this noise, brightness, signal. It is 6 times louder and brighter than the combined emission of all known radio sources in the universe. This is, simply, astounding.