Monday, November 28, 2016
Astronomers now believe that superclusters (galaxies with 1,000 to 10,000 TRILLION stars) lurk on the other side of the Milky Way (the galaxy we call home) from us. We are just now finding them as we are just now figuring out how to see through our galaxy. These newly discovered superclusters have been hiding behind this:
Just for context, a supercluster may contain "hundreds or thousands" of galaxies. Reminds me of my favorite part of Animal House:
And do we still think WE are the central focus of the Universe?