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constellation in the northern hemisphere between Ursa Major and Bootes; contains a cluster of some 10,000 galaxies Coma Berenices
massive grouping of galaxies in the direction of Centaurus and Hydra whose gravitational attraction is believed to cause deviations in the paths of other galaxies Great Attractor
(astronomy) the generalization that the speed of recession of distant galaxies (the red shift) is proportional to their distance from the observer Hubble's law , Hubble law
space between galaxies intergalactic space
either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole Magellanic Cloud
(astronomy) a shift in the spectra of very distant galaxies toward longer wavelengths (toward the red end of the spectrum); generally interpreted as evidence that the universe is expanding redshift , red shift
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