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Laniakea: Our home supercluster

Started by Unbeliever, June 21, 2017, 03:25:22 pm

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June 21, 2017, 03:25:22 pm Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 02:17:32 pm by Unbeliever

QuoteSuperclusters - 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.

"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti