Newly identified galactic supercluster home to Milky Way

September 4, 2014 12:25 PM

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WASHINGTON: Our Milky Way galaxy now has a new address; it lies on the edge of a cosmic supercluster dubbed "Laniakea"!

Astronomers have determined that our Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, dubbed 'Laniakea', which means 'immense heaven' in Hawaiian.

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