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Indian Scientist discovered “Saraswati” a super cluster of galaxies.

TNPSC Current Affairs July 2017

Indian Scientist has claimed to discovered a super cluster of galaxies , which is some 4000 million light years away from Earth and named it as Saraswati after the Hindu goddess of knowledge.

It was discovered by astronomers from the Inter University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), in Pune, Maharashtra.

About Super clusters:
  • Super clusters are the largest Coherent structures seen in the Universe.
  • It is a group of clusters of galaxies, bound by gravity, often stretching to several hundred times the size of clusters of galaxies, consisting of tens of thousands of galaxies.
  • There are only four or five known super clusters of this size in the universe.
  • The first large supercluster to be discovered was the Shapley supercluster.

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