Astrophysics (index)

Local Sheet

(flat group of galaxies around the Local Group)

The Local Sheet is a flat group of galaxies including the Local Group (LG). It is about 5 megaparsecs across and .5 megaparsecs thick and is part of the Virgo Supercluster. It includes 14 more large galaxies beyond the Local Group, similar to the Milky Way or larger.


Referenced by:
Circinus Galaxy (ESO 97-G13)
Council Of Giants
Local Group (LG)
Local Void