Science Map of 'cosmic web' reveals our galactic neighborhood (+video)

A new map of our region of the universe reveals that our galaxy is located in a vast supercluster of galaxies, which astronomers have dubbed 'Laniakea.' 

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A new cosmic map is giving scientists an unprecedented look at the boundaries for the giant supercluster that is home to Earth's own Milky Way galaxy and many others. Scientists even have a name for the colossal galactic group: Laniakea, Hawaiian for "immeasurable heaven."