Our Local Group is moving toward what's called the Great Attractor
, a dense collection in the vicinity of the Centaurus, Norma, and Hydra clusters about 160 million light-years away.
Astronomers had long assumed that our galaxy's race through space was due to the gravitational pull exerted by two dense regions of the universe - the Great Attractor
, which is a region of a half dozen clusters of galaxies about 150 million light-years from the Milky Way, and the Shapley Concentration, an area of over two dozen clusters, located 600 million light-years beyond the Great Attractor
The fact that Henderson State is a COPLAC [Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges] school was a great attractor
," Miller said.
This study also clarifies the role of the Great Attractor
, a gravitational focal point in intergalactic space that influences the motion of our Local Group of galaxies and other galaxy clusters.
Creators--Intelli-gensius Anarchus, The Great Attractor
and Rick B--provide the site with an edgy feel.
What scientists have discovered is that the Great Attractor
has such a massive gravitational pull that it is pulling our entire galaxy and all of the nearby galaxies towards it at a speed of a million miles an hour.
The famous open cluster NGC 6025, because of its position close to The Great Attractor
, is a typical stringy grouping.
Coarse anglers who visit the NW shop at Grassholme specifically to buy Magic Dust swear by this product as a great attractor
to lure the roach close to their main bait.
Chopped worm is a great attractor
and all species will take this bait, but it must be fed properly via the pole cup.
And the great attractor
, a vast mass toward which the Milky Way and many other nearby galaxies seem headed, apparently doesn't exist (145: 271).
The Great Attractor
is the major valley in our cosmic watershed, toward which the Milky Way and many of its neighbors are being pulled by gravity, like tributaries feeding a river.