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Spinning around

The measured blue and redshifts of galaxies within filaments in the local Universe are consistent with the large-scale flow of matter within walls, but they may also point to evidence for their rotation.

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Fig. 1: An illustration of the cosmic web filaments tracing the matter distribution in a numerical simulation.

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Kraljic, K. Spinning around. Nat Astron 5, 742–743 (2021).

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