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Post by Rogue on Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:50 am

Laniakea: Our home supercluster

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.

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Post by Kaere on Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:35 am

Thanks for posting that, it's quite interesting Smile

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Post by Rockhopper on Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:48 pm

Fascinating Roggie. Thanks for da post!

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Post by Lenzabi on Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:29 am

Changes one's perspective to see such things.

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