Virgo supercluster


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Virgo supercluster

[′vər·gō ′sü·pər‚kləs·tər]
(astronomy)
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html) include Virgo Supercluster and Perseus-Pisces Supercluster.
The Milky Way has several satellite galaxies and is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which is a component of the Virgo Supercluster, which is itself a component of the Laniakea Supercluster.
We are part of the Virgo Supercluster, made up of thousands of galaxies extending about 110 million light-years - or roughly 1,000 feet in our galaxy-as-a-dinner-plate scale.
The first voids were discovered in 1978, when Stephen Gregory (then at Bowling Green State University) and Laird Thompson (then at the University of Nebraska) noticed a curiously empty expanse between our own Virgo Supercluster and the Coma Supercluster more than 300 million light-years away.
Our small Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way, resides on the outer edge of the Virgo Supercluster.
As Futter advised, the museum's 81st Street and Central Park West address has been extended to New York City, New York, USA, Planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Virgo Supercluster, the Universe.
Audiences see a stunning mix of reality and scientific simulation of a three-dimensional virtual universe that re-creates a flight-path from Earth, to the Orion nebula, onward out of the Milky Way Galaxy, through our local group of galaxies, and even further to the Virgo Supercluster.
The Virgo Cluster is the core of the far larger Virgo Supercluster, which includes our own Milky Way and Local Group as outlying members.
We live in the outskirts of the nearest one, the Virgo Supercluster, even though it's centered 55 million light-years away.
After the Virgo Supercluster (also known as the Local Supercluster), the Hydra-Centaurus complex is the nearest supercluster, and its relative proximity yields several easily accessible fields for intrepid galaxy hunters.