Blocks of empty space within the known universe

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Please share the information you have about this topic, post only valid articles and research.

By "blocks of empty space within the known universe" I mean blocks of space that are free of both matter and light i.e. there is no light or matter within that space;empty and dark. And the known universe to be the space from which we still receive light.

If you need more information please visit these links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_1999
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37088640/ns/technology_and_science-space/

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Drakkith
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Those links refer to a "hole" in a cloud of dust. That doesn't imply that it is literrally completely void of all things, including dust and gas and light, but merely that it is a sudden dropoff of density in the middle of the cloud. There is still light and small amounts of gas inside the hole.
 
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... Aided by the ground-based Mayall (Kitt Peak) and Magellan telescopes, it was determined that the patch looks black not because it is an extremely dense pocket of gas, but because it is truly empty...

Thats from Wikipedia NGC 1999. There might be something but it should be insignificant.
 
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Thats from Wikipedia NGC 1999. There might be something but it should be insignificant.

Yep. There is still something there, but not alot. At least compared to the cloud surrounding it.
 

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