"The powers that be left me here to do the thinking." --Neil Young, "Powderfinger"
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
You Learn Something New Every Day
But you don't learn something like this necessarily. It seems that all those galaxies we see around us are part of a so-called super cluster, which is but one of God knows how many super clusters comprising the known universe. Here is the picture of our super cluster, which is named Laniakea, and our galaxy's place in it. Way out on the fringe.
Words Fail . . .
This is a short video, from which the still above is taken, will give you some conception of the miracle we're talking about here. My mind simply boggles at how the human brain is capable of figuring out such things. We didn't know this ten years ago . . . what will we learn in ten more?
Oh, and here's the article that explains all this: right here.