Star Clusters and Nebulae
Beyond the Milky Way
Rich Superclusters Within 1.5 Gly
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The image painted on a portion of the base grid is the CosmicFlows map of the Laniakea Supercluster region. The base grid parallels the supergalactic plane, and lies 1,100 million light years (Mly) below the actual supergalactic plane. The CosmicFlows image is projected down from the supergalactic plane onto the base grid. The axis in the grid labeled "To Virgo Cluster" points in the direction of the Sun towards the Virgo Cluster. Note however that in this view, the axis is extending well past the Virgo Cluster itself (the Virgo Cluster is the dominant galaxy cluster in the Local Supercluster).
Click here for a table of the data used to generate this view.
Beyond Our Galaxy