December 28th, 2014



      Потрясающе красивая 3D-анимация от Nature video о наших окрестностях во Вселенной. Про сверхскопление галактик Ланиакею, к которому принадлежит наше местное сверхкопление Девы, в котором мы и живём в своём Млечном Пути.

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      "Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian. Read the research paper and Nature's news story" (op. cit.).

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