Buzzword Bingo: Laniakea = Immeasureable Heaven; Supercluster

Laniakea

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Laniakea means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian. It is also the galaxy supercluster home to the Milky Way, the Solar System and Earth. It was defined in September 2014, when a group of astronomers led by R. Brent Tully of the University of Hawaii published a new way of defining superclusters according to the relative velocities of galaxies.

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