#Galactic #Astronomers – Researchers discover we are part of a ‘Galactic Highway’ : Have you ever thought about how big the universe actually is? Have you ever wondered about the milky way and its place in the universe? The truth is that imagining where we are in the universe is something really really difficult to comprehend.
Astronomers maintain that there are somewhere around 100 and 200 BILLION galaxies in the known universe. That is of course if there is only ONE universe. In recent years more astronomers are leaning towards the possibility that there are in fact other ‘Universes’ out there, and we are part of a complex system within a ‘Multiverse.’
Researchers have just recently discovered that the Milky Way Galaxy -our very ‘little’ place in the universe- is part of a massive SUPERSTRUCTURE interconnected by over 800 galaxies located at 1000 million light years away.
Astronomers have determined that the Milky Way is in fact part of a supermassive INTERGALACTIC highway -500 million light years across- which contains around 100,000,000,000,000,000 Suns extended through its 100,000 galaxies.
Baptized as Laniakea, this massive supercluster of galaxies is interconnected by a supermassive gravitational flat basin that extends its domain of attraction throughout the supercluster. Think of it as a highway that connects some 100,000 galaxies. All of them move throughout the universe.
This will help researchers translate the speed assigned to the three-dimensional space to get a better understanding of how the cosmos works on a large scale and how superclusters influence our place within the universe.
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