Virgo Supercluster

Galactic supercluster containing the Virgo Cluster / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Virgo Supercluster (Virgo SC) or the Local Supercluster (LSC or LS) is a mass concentration of galaxies containing the Virgo Cluster and Local Group, which itself contains the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, as well as others. At least 100 galaxy groups and clusters are located within its diameter of 33 megaparsecs (110 million light-years). The Virgo SC is one of about 10 million superclusters in the observable universe and is in the Pisces–Cetus Supercluster Complex, a galaxy filament.

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Virgo Supercluster
Distances from the Local Group for selected groups and clusters within the Local Supercluster
Observation data (Epoch J2000)
Parent structureLaniakea Supercluster
RedshiftDoppler shift
Binding mass~1.48 × 1015[1] M
Luminosity (specify)3×1012 L[1] (total)
Other designations
Local Supercluster, LSC, LS
See also: Galaxy group, Galaxy cluster, List of galaxy groups and clusters

A 2014 study indicates that the Virgo Supercluster is only a lobe of an even greater supercluster, Laniakea, a larger, competing referent of the term Local Supercluster centered on the Great Attractor.[2]

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