From the Editor |
About the Essay by Daniel Pomarède
In July of 2020, exciting news hit the wires as the world learned of the existence of the South Pole Wall, a Brobdingnagian wall of galaxies in our own backyard that is one of the largest cosmic structures yet discovered. I remember reading a news article about the discovery and feeling so awe-inspired by the idea of it, so amazed that scientists were finding such things, and surprised that it was nearby but that we hadn’t seen it until then. It had a profound thunderwell effect on my thinking and my view of the Cosmos. The South Pole Wall has been a topic of conversation with my students on several occasions. I think it to be one of the most remarkable discoveries in human history, something that our ever-advancing technology has made possible. Imagine what our knowledge of the universe will be like in a hundred years!
To have made the acquaintance of Daniel, a co-discoverer of not only the South Pole Wall, but also of the Laniakea Supercluster and of two significant cosmic voids, the Dipole Repeller and the Cold Spot Repeller is an incredible honor for me. I am overjoyed that Daniel very kindly accepted my invitation to contribute something about his work as a cosmographer to this literary magazine. What an honor.
Dear readers, on the next page is a remarkable essay on cosmography that Daniel has written for the debut issue of The Space Cadet Science Fiction Review. Enjoy!
— The Editor