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    Discussion of superclusters of galaxies and Earth's location in our supercluster. It is hard for me to get my mind around the scale of something that measures a hundred million light years across. Thought this worth sharing. - AC

    Laniakea: Our home supercluster
    Published on Sep 3, 2014

    Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.

    Read the research paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13674


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo
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