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Virgo Supercluster

Part of Scales of the Universe.

A small oval glass-like model representing the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies. AMNH/D. Finnin

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If the Hayden Sphere is the size of our observable universe, then this model is the relative size of the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies.

The Virgo Supercluster is a collection of tens of thousands of galaxies, including our Milky Way Galaxy. It spans less than 1 percent of the observable universe.