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Why the universe is so dang empty

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We Have No Idea by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson.

Jorge Cham

The following is an excerpt from We Have No Idea by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson.

Another big mystery about the structure of the universe is: Why is the universe as empty as it is? Why are the stars and galaxies not closer together—or farther apart?

To give you some perspective, our solar system is about 9 billion

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