A new view of super galactic structures

The universe is big really big. So if you are trying to figure out where you are, it’s going to be a bit tricky. Luckily astronomers are here to help you out.  

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The lines shown are indications of gravitational pathways of individual galaxies. image: Nature.com


Basically it is astronomers looking for large scale structures of galaxies and how we are part of this new cosmological feature called Laniakea.

Nature.com has a an excellent youtube video that explains this in some detail.



Source via

http://www.space.com/27016-galaxy-supercluster-laniakea-milky-way-home.html

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