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Local Group

n.
The group of galaxies that includes the Milky Way and Andromeda. Used with the.

Local Group

n
(Astronomy) astronomy the cluster of galaxies to which our galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy belong

Lo′cal Group′


n.
the group of galaxies, at least 25 of which are known, that includes the Milky Way.
[1915–20]
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The Local Group lies in a filament of a much larger cosmic structure.
The Local Group occupied a region of space that is about three million light years across - that is, a ray of light would take about three million years to cross the entire group.
Why are we doing this trusted build activity without the local group having seen the customized code yet?
Galaxies in the Local Group are bound together by their collective gravity.
In this new study, researchers has culled previously published data that contained information about the distances between the Milky Way, Andromeda and other close-by galaxies, including those that weren't satellites, that reside in and right outside an area referred to as the Local Group.
The identity of the local group looking for just a slice of the club has not yet been disclosed, but a deal is near completion according to inside sources - unless of course Red Bull scupper it.
Contract notice: Provision of hygiene products for the local group of university hospital and the main ch with the participation of the central purchasing of health cooperation group uniha (stimulus)
A web search for Huddersfield Freecycle directs people to this organisation instead of to the local group and it appears that many people who thought they were joining the latter are being directed elsewhere by the search engines.
The newfound dwarf galaxy lies at the periphery of the Local Group and is hurtling toward the Milky Way at some 550 kilometers per second, say Scott Chapman of the University of Cambridge in England, Geraint F.
To overcome power costs, the local group intends to build a co-generation plant with an energy firm using wood waste.
IT gives me great pleasure as a local resident, born and bred in the area, to write in support of the local group of businessmen who have been working so hard to get permission from the Gwynedd Council to convert the disused Glyn Rhonwy quarry in Llanberis into the biggest ski slope attraction in the UK.
The local group aired ads last month on a Christian radio station in Springfield attacking Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore and lauding Republican George W.