The Universe within 1 billion Light Years

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Galaxies and clusters of galaxies are not uniformly distributed in the Universe, instead they collect into vast clusters and sheets and walls of galaxies interspersed with large voids in which very few galaxies seem to exist. The map above shows many of these superclusters including the Virgo supercluster – the fairly minor supercluster of which our galaxy is just a minor member. The entire map is approximately 7 percent of the diameter of the entire visible Universe. Individual galaxies are far too small to appear on this map, each point represents a group of galaxies.

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One Response to The Universe within 1 billion Light Years

  1. Fact Idiot says:

    Hi,

    Check out my 3d Universe here, http://factidiot.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/what-to-really-believe/

    Fact Idiot 🙂

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