Local Group

Part of Scales of the Universe.

Local group_HERO AMNH/D. Finnin

If the Hayden Sphere is the size of the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies, then this model is the relative size of the Local Group of galaxies.

Our Local Group is a collection of a few dozen galaxies, bound together by their mutual gravity, located near the outskirts of the Virgo Supercluster.