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Laniakea – Immeasurable Heaven

September 16, 2014

I often find myself coming home late at night and I stare up at the stars.  If you’re a physicist, a lot goes through your mind when you think of all of space and the universe.  Recently some new research has came out, giving us a new way to view superclusters.  So what is a supercluster?  They are regions of space which are densely packed with galaxies.  We can now view the flow and movements of galaxies within these giant clusters, leading to a more precise definition of what constitutes a supercluster.  Our galaxy, the Milky Way, exists on the outskirts of the Laniakea supercluster.  Enjoy the video.

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