Astronomers have just spotted the largest-known heavenly body in the universe which lies in the Milky Way.
It has been named as ‘Vela Supercluster’ and it is a group of many galaxy clusters which contains hundreds and thousands of galaxies.
After the deep observation of that region of space, Renée Kraan-Korteweg, an astrophysicist at the University of Cape Town, said in a press release that, “I could not believe such a major structure would pop up so prominently”.
Kraan-Korteweg and her team published their discovery of this super-cluster in the Monthly Notices Letters of the Royal Astronomical Society and named it after the constellation Vela where it was found.
It wonders that such a massive body could go unnoticed but thanks to Kraan-Korteweg and her team. 🙂
The Milky Way is our galactic home. It hosts more than 100 billion stars, trillions of planets, and colorful clouds of gas and dust. But if you’re an astronomer trying to peer beyond the Milky Way and into the deeper universe, all of this stuff is in your way(shown below):