Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Great Attractor

In this video scientists have discovered a new supercluster of galaxies called Laniakea, of which the Milky Way is a peripheral part. They did so by observing how galaxies move in relation to each other and found that superclusters have a 'great attractor' at their center, which gravitationally binds the galaxies into these superclusters and determines their movement. It's very much like the strange attractors of dynamic systems theory. And the hyperobjects of ontocartography.

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