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A massive, murky void in space has surprisingly few galaxies

It's a dark period in the Universe's early days.
light blue web on dark blue background with orange dots trapped along the webbing

Computer simulation of the Universe. Orange shows galaxies, darker blue areas show 'voids.'

Breathe in. Breathe out. It’s all going to be OK. There are about 25 septillion molecules of air in the cubic meter (one meter = three feet) around your face, plenty to fill your lungs and keep your body functioning. Isn’t that great? If you were out in the space in between galaxies right now, you’d be in a far cubic meters of space.

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