Superclusters

Galaxy clusters themselves are grouped together into what are called superclusters. The Local Supercluster, which includes the Local Group, the Virgo Cluster, and other galaxy clusters, encompasses some 100 million parsecs.

On the very largest scales that we can measure (hundreds of millions of light-years across) the universe has a bubbly appearance, with superclusters concentrated on the edges of large empty regions or voids. In the final chapters of this book we will explore the possible explanations for this large-scale structure.

(Image from NASA, A. Fruchter, and the ERO team)

Star Words

A supercluster is a group of galaxy clusters. The Local Supercluster contains some 1015 solar masses.

Star Words

A supercluster is a group of galaxy clusters. The Local Supercluster contains some 1015 solar masses.

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