The Laniakea supercluster of galaxies

  title={The Laniakea supercluster of galaxies},
  author={R. Brent Tully and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne M. Courtois and Yehuda Hoffman and Daniel Pomar{\`e}de},
Galaxies congregate in clusters and along filaments, and are missing from large regions referred to as voids. These structures are seen in maps derived from spectroscopic surveys that reveal networks of structure that are interconnected with no clear boundaries. Extended regions with a high concentration of galaxies are called ‘superclusters’, although this term is not precise. There is, however, another way to analyse the structure. If the distance to each galaxy from Earth is directly… 

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