Why does this matter? Why is it worth talking about? This truth about our universe's layout functions as a blessing to scientists- it gives them what their hearts desire- things to measure, things to develop hypotheses for proving and disproving other human hypotheses. This feature of our universe is a blessing to those who day dream or desire to stretch their imaginations beyond the confines of the small world they occupy in their jobs and their homes. It offers to them vision and a picture of "the future" and of "unlimited possibility and opportunity", just like the view of an ocean does for others. A view into distanct space, unthwarted by the great lights included in it, gives human beings aid and practice in looking beyond themselves to soemthing or someone bigger and better than themselves and than those they deal with in their culture/society. This exercise of the brain, of the imagination and of the scientist's thirst to explore and discover is more than a mere fact, it is a gift and it is a gift aimed at stretching human minds, not the minds of fish or parrots, or mosquitos or palm trees, but the human mind which had greater capacities.
Take a moment to relish this gift in our universe. No matter what a scientist believes about religion and creation, he or she should be thankful for having the unviverse such as it is - just right for their work.
For those of us who are weary of the way things go from day to day, take a breather and restore your soul by looking at a scientific magazine or online looking at some pictures of outerspace and let your mind marvel at the wonders we are able to see, because we are not hindered by the great lights and reflectors everywhere in it.
An interesting parallel to this is that we are given light of another kind which also gives us clarity about things of the invisible realm? Can you guess what I am referring to?
(The facts about the universe are taken from "Why the Universe is the Way It Is" by Hugh Ross.)