Nearby Superclusters

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Nearby Superclusters. In this view, the dominant rich galaxy clusters (the "A" prefix refers to a cluster's number in George Abell's catalog of rich galaxy clusters) in a supercluster are used as surrogates to mark the location of the supercluster. Note the second grid above the base grid is the actual supergalactic plane. The image painting the base grid (from the CosmicFlows project) is being projected down onto the base grid from the upper grid.

 

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