Recommended Listening: Quasar by The Smashing Pumpkins
Metastasis; noun, plural me·tas·ta·ses [-seez]
1.Pathology. a: the transference of disease-producing organisms or of malignant or cancerous cells to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces. b: the condition produced by this.
3. Rhetoric. a rapid transition, as from one subject to another.
4. Physics. a change in position or orbit of an elementary particle.
Since this process of transformative transference occurs at both the sub-atomic and cellular levels, it stands to reason that a Macro-Galactic version must also exist. The recent astronomical discovery of an exceptionally Large Quasar Group appears to represent said possibility.
There we can observe over 70 supermassive black holes and luminous galactic cores interspersing as far across as 4 billion light years. This conglomerate matter comprises perhaps 5% of the entire known cosmos; stupendous figures by any reckoning. So much insight can be derived simply by gazing long and hard into this grandiose maelstrom.
But back to the matter at hand: are these quasars then in the process of metastasizing? And if so, what might that mean for us here in the Milky Way? Apart from helping to detail our past it may also hold clues regarding the ultimate fate of Hunab-Ku (which is what the Mayans call our own galaxy's center).
We will probably all meet again within a far-future quasar. Not quite the way we are now because nothing that goes into such a pool of plasma can ever remain the same. Thereby may our base elements be elevated beyond their humble mediocrity!
Yod He Vau He Om