LANIAKEA: Immeasurable Universe

Scientists studying the motion of the galaxies in our region of the universe have found some are being pulled towards us while others are being pulled away. Our local cluster of galaxies is part of a supercluster believed to be 100 million light years across. Through these gravitational studies, scientists have radically altered the map of our supercluster (show above) and found it to be more than 100 times larger than previously thought.  Our home, the Milky Way (red dot), is nestled in our supercluster, recently christened Liniakae, Hawaiian for Immeasurable Universe.