The Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy is currently aligning Earth and the Solar System with the largest and earliest structure of the universe. Has this been explained yet? Or are the theories what might explain it. I know there have been papers arguing the effect is caused by the peculiar motion of the Milky Way and the Local Group. But explanations like that don't actually change anything, unless all the other solar in the Local Group are aligned the same way. Or there's a reason why a larger number of them would be than otherwise, due to the peculiar motion. So I don't see that's got legs (I am probably totally confused).
UPDATE 22/08/2016------------------------------- The matter is still unresolved but it has become common currency among cosmologists and physicists to dismiss the problem with unpublished notions that do not stand up to scrutiny (because i.e. the explanation has been ruled out). Just to deal with one common misconception (or rationalization), that the anomaly hasn't been explained yet, but similar anomalies have, usually in terms of the effect on redshift caused by the motion of the earth. This is very intuitive and plausible, but it has been ruled out, because to paraquote Max Tegmark who directed a study of the phenomenon, if that were the explanation, you'd expect successively higher resolution measurements to peel some of it away or at least go in that direction. What has been happening in fact, is the anomaly sharpens and becomes more complex with higher resolution, which strongly suggests it is a real thing.
I am currently looking for out-lying explanations that may have gone overlooked. I'm currently interested only in qualified scientists that have spent their career in obscurity (possibly due to making a radical suggestion-too-far at some point earlier in their career. I'll update the question if there's any news on that.