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What they found is that the Milky Way appears to live in a relatively empty area. Per unit volume, there’s half again as much light reaching us from galaxies 1.5 billion light-years away as there is from galaxies right around us.
It’s as if we’re living in the suburbs, and the skyglow we see in our backyard comes more from distant cities than from our neighbors.
If this sparse region that we live in is a true cosmic void, then at 1.5 billion light-years in radius, it’s well above average in size, says Hoscheit. Typical voids have radii between 90 million light-years and 450 million light-years, he says. But this void would be so big, it would encompass the Laniakea Supercluster, which the Milky Way and its Local Group of galaxies call home, as well as the Tully Local Void, which Laniakea borders.
originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: Vasa Croe
You don't understand expansion and how things actually move about in the universe do you? Do a little more research before posting next time.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
As our solar system is moving around Milky Way's gravity center, so does (nearly) every other solar system, too. Same vector, same speed.
Usually, we don't come closer to other systems this way.
There are rogue planets and brown stars moving through the galaxy on more or less random courses, even stars and black holes might do so - but they are FAST.
Andromeda galaxy will collide with Milky Way - CBS News
Video embedded · Andromeda galaxy will collide with Milky Way. CBS Evening News ...
Andromeda galaxy will actually collide with the Milky Way in about 2 billion years, ...
originally posted by: IQPREREQUISITE
a reply to: St Udio
Is it the gravitational attraction between Andromeda and Milky Way that they're gonna collide?