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Laniakea Supercluster

(Laniakea, Local Supercluster)
(group of clusters including the Local Group)

The Laniakea Supercluster (considered the Local Supercluster) is a Supercluster with 300-500 Galaxy Clusters, with 100,000 galaxies including the Milky Way, stretched out over 160 megaparsecs, with a mass of about 1017 solar masses. It was identified and labeled in September 2014. It is the combination of four groups traditionally labeled superclusters:

Currently it is thought not to be gravitationally bound.

(galaxy supercluster,local,large scale structure)

Referenced by:
Astronomical Quantities
Coma Supercluster
Great Attractor
Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster
Virgo Supercluster