Laniakea - Our home supercluster. The new 3D map developed by Tully and colleagues shows that the Milky Way galaxy resides in the outskirts of the Laniakea Supercluster, which is about 520 million light-years wide. The supercluster is made up of about 100,000 galaxies with a total mass about 100 million billion times that of the sun. This supercluster also includes the Virgo cluster and Norma-Hydra-Centaurus, otherwise known as the Great Attractor. | Published on 3 Sep 2014.
Two views of the Laniakea Supercluster, a massive collection of galaxies that contains Earth's Milky Way galaxy and many others, are shown in these computer-generated images. Credit: SDvision interactive visualization software by DP at CEA/Saclay, France > http://www.space.com/27016-galaxy-supercluster-laniakea-milky-way-home.html?cmpid=514630_20140908_31090306 | September 03, 2014.
A Virtual Universe: Scientists at MIT have traced 13 billion years of galaxy evolution, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. Their simulation, named Illustris, captures both the massive scale of the Universe and the intriguing variety of galaxies ... http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7499/full/nature13316.html #Science #Technology #Universe