Astrophysics (index)


(cluster of galaxy clusters)

A Supercluster is a cluster of Galaxy groups and clusters. Typical size is several hundred million light-years, and about 1017 solar masses.

The "Local Supercluster" or Virgo Supercluster includes the "Local Group (LG)" (with the Milky Way) as well as the Virgo Cluster and is thought to contain 47,000 galaxies.

(large scale structures)

Referenced by:
Astronomical Quantities
Coma Supercluster
Velocity Dispersion (σ)
Galaxy Cluster (CL)
Galaxy Filament
Great Attractor
Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster
Laniakea Supercluster
Large Scale Structure (LSS)
Perseus-Pisces Supercluster
Sloan Great Wall (SGW)
Supergalactic Coordinate System
Virgo Supercluster