The observation of the large-scale structures moving in accordance with our quantized Cosmic Hierarchy is the greatest success of the Unified Physics of the present decade.
The 2nd Winner is … Yehuda Hoffman and his astrophysical team for their discovery of the large structure motions in our Universe. On the basis of the actually available observational data from their galaxy-mapper and hopefully soon also of GAIA, the team has suggested an additional source of this motion, which they have called “The dipole repeller”. In reality this large-structure motion is a most powerful direct proof of the existence of the Cosmic Hierarchy of our Solar System proposed by the Unified-Physics.
In their Letter “The dipole repeller” to Nature Astronomy 1, Article number: 0036 (2017)
(10.1038/s41550-016-0036), Yehuda Hoffman, Daniel Pomarède, R. Brent Tully, and Hélène M. Courtois describe their analysis of the Cosmicflows-2 dataset of galaxy distances and peculiar velocities (2013). Previously to the article, there has been an implicit assumption that overabundancies of galaxies induce the observed motion of our Local Group of galaxies because of gravitational attraction. Now Hoffman et al. suggest that a repulsion from an underdensity of galaxies (a void in the distribution of galaxies) is important as well. The dominant influences causing the observed flow are a single attractor associated with the Shapley concentration. It should be a single previously unidentified repeller which contribute roughly equally to the cosmic microwave background dipole (see for example here).
I am sure their analysis will be still much more precise when coordinated with the first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite published on 14 September 2016 – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.
However, what is independent of the good or even still better expected quality of the analysis, is the basic line of the undertaken interpretation of the observational data. Hoffman’s team was gone along the old-paradigm line of interpretation of the observations. They have continued the traditional way of thinking by interpretation of the cosmic microwave background dipole. That line of argumentation uses the electrodynamic idea of charge carriers in semiconductors, where one has the possibility to consider the electrons as negative charge carriers and the holes as (hypothetical) positive charge carriers. However, the holes are just an illusion, a vacancies in the negative charge distribution. The same is true for the “holes” (voids or just underdensities) in the distribution of galaxies. They are (and remain forever) just an illusion. They cannot push or pull nothing, also not our Local Group of galaxies.
Our Unified Physics has demonstrated very evidently that electrodynamics is equivalent to dynamics, and there are not massless particles, voids, or another imaginary objects in our Universe being able to act energetically upon massive objects. The illusion of an observation of large-structure motions tending to be attracted to some massive objects and repelled from some another “empty” regions of cosmos disappears immediately if we accept the global quantization of our Universe. The quantized large-scale structure of our Universe in which our Solar System is embedded is our Cosmic Hierarchy. If we consider the general form of a unified quantum as a torus, then its circulating quantum area A (shaded area in figure below) produces the quantum energy W: A Phif = W, (where the universal circulation Phif = 1.31×10-4 m2/s).
Any moving quantum of a cosmic structure (whether a moon, a planet, a star, a single galaxy, or a supercluster of galaxies) has to be considered in a similar way, …
… as an energy transfer across the space created through the higher ordered quanta of a cosmic hierarchy (like our own Cosmic Hierarchy).
The shaded area on the right edge of the picture, being just a void in the distribution of the cosmic bodies, cannot be a source of any energy transfer; the idea of any attractor-repeller dipole is just an old-paradigm illusion. It becomes still more evident if the observerd distance between the attractor and (hypothetical) repeller does not belong to the hierarchical order of quantized distances, as for example in the following picture.
For example, it could be the case if we replace the Great Attractor with Shapley Supercluster and the newly proposed “dipole repeller” in our Cosmic Hierarchy.
Independently of the actual interpretation of the galaxy-mapper data, the observation of the large-scale structures moving in accordance with our quantized Cosmic Hierarchy is the greatest success of the Unified Physics of the present decade.