Giant gathering of galaxies discovered hiding on far side of Milky Way

Astronomers plan to investigate Vela supercluster’s gravitational tug

Vela supercluster

SUPER FIND  The newly discovered Vela supercluster (VSC) of galaxies is partly obscured by the Milky Way, as shown in this map of the sky. Our galaxy stretches across the center of the map. Colors denote distances to other galaxies; green is closer, and yellow and then orange are farther away.

T. Jarrett/University of Cape Town

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