MadSci Network: Astronomy

Subject: Where is the Milky Way going?

Date: Fri Aug 8 17:34:55 1997
Posted by Gary Mikami
Grade level: nonaligned
School: No school entered.
City: Dallas State/Province: Texas
Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 871079695.As

I'm currently reading 'Voyage to the great attractor'. A very good book. I've also read else where, in 'Coming of age in the MilkyWay' by Timothy Ferris, that our galaxy which is part of the Virgo Super Cluster, is moving thru space in a different direction than our host, the Virgo Super Cluster. I so far haven't found in either book, where it is we are heading. I know it was once believed we were heading along with our host towards a large structure, but even more intriguing I found out we have been 'selected' out of the group moving in a direction all our own. Is this akin to divine intervention?

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